Unstable showers Canty plains 18th Dec+Wintry weather!!!

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Interesting to see here how the rain fell over canterbury yesterday:

http://www.ecan.govt.nz/Our+Environment ... -table.htm

Geraldine forest recording 80mm yesterday,
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It seems to be alot of the rain has quite large drops at times which would be mistaken for sleet :roll: :lol:.
Woke up to a very heavy shower before also a few twigs around as the wind must have been up to gale force at times last night was quite strong from about 11pm.
I have up to 42mm in the gauge so far and looks like another heavy shower is on it's way.
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There's hail in them showers now :D only tiny though doesn't surprise me as it's only 6C :shock: brrrr.
Just waiting for one of these to sqeeze out a clap of thunder they are heavy enough and some nice looking shafts on them too.
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Mt Hutt webcam showing "whiteness" as well....shoulda stayed open for some Christmas skiing business? :D
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Its just getting coler and colder in christchurch!!! central chch now on 6.3C!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just had a 10min hailstorm... hardly a storm, but up to 5mm hail.. dissappointed no thunder with it, really! :?
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FAR OUT!!!!!! Getting that hail shower now
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Brilliant day here but cold. temps. :?
As compensation for the coolness this month's sun total is racing ahead of average. :)
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Yes im not really happy with this weather its supossed too be summer!!! ;)
:lol: yeah we got a few hail showers today, especially when i was driving too work it is amazing we did not get any thunder at all being a wintery blast in the heat of summer and speaking of witch its the longest day!
Id hardly call today warm though ;)
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Pretty chilly in Central Otago too. Fresh snow visible above about 1000m on mountains between Alexandra and Ranfurly, but publican at Wedderburn (about 500m asl) said it had been snowing there this morning. Some oubtreaks of rain yesterday and showers and fine intervals today. Had a brief hail squall early this afternoon between Oterehua and Ranfurly. At least it doesn't seem to be as bad as what Chch has been getting.
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Fiji is going cheap I hear.
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spwill wrote:Fiji is going cheap I hear.
Yeah, get the army on your side, and you can take over the country really cheaply! Of course, only when there's no rugby on...
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now up to 66mm for the last 72hrs. WHAT SUMMER?!!!! :roll:
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Still a few showers in the Maniatoto and Middlemarch areas yesterday, while today it was partly cloudy up to mid Canterbury and cloudy around Chch as I got back mid afternoon. Still chilly for the time of year. I could see snow on the Alps inland from Timaru (with a bit still on top of the Hunter Hills), but Canterbury foothills were capped by cloud. Probably still white on Mt Hutt. (easily could've been a bit on tops of Banks Peninsula yesterday, going by the descriptions of Chch weather)
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The southerly attack is over :lol: now we can enjoy summer again :D .
Up to 51mm of rain since midday Tuesday so id say thats more than average for December here and is likly to keep the fire risks down for awhile.
Still keeping eyes peeled for thunder days 8-[ ](*,) but patience is a virtue.
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Andrew Massie wrote:now up to 66mm for the last 72hrs. WHAT SUMMER?!!!! :roll:
Total of 76mm for event.. Craploads for December!!! And the longest day's been and gone! Surf patrols have been going since Labour weekend.. WHY?!!! :D
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In most parts of the Canty Plains December is the wettest month of the year on average. Not in Chch and on the Peninsula though.
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There are some variants in the Plains scenario, away from Ch'ch/BP - esp. in places with a near-uniform distribution of averages - where July and even August pop up.

There was in the past a period of 30-year means, or something similar, when
if you took the entire Canterbury province, when there was at least one location for each month of the year which had that month as its wettest...from the restricted set of 30-year normals I have for 1971-2000 I suspect that this is now not the case (probably no winners for Feb).

Perhpas you can verify this latter part?! :-k
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Not a bad start here today in Christchurch especially without the rain :D
as it should warm up too a nice 21C today :)...
We haven't really had the best storm season so far but hopefully 2007 will change that. ;)
Speaking of witch i want too wish everyone a great Christmas and a very happy storm chasing new year 8)

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