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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 12 pm03 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon afternoon, min 3°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, near gales from the NW by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 28.0mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue morning, min 4°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the NW on Wed morning, calm by Thu morning).
Saturday 3Sunday 4Monday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8
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clear
clear
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light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
clear
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moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
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km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 WNW15
15 W15
40 W40
5 SSW5
5 NNE5
5 N5
5 N5
10 NNW10
40 NW40
25 NW25
20 NW20
65 WNW65
65 NW65
45 WNW45
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
5 ENE5
10 NNE10
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max°C
Max °C
910104447111113111210116557
min°C
Min °C
610334441010101110985456
chill°C
WChill°C
38-1323287795355354
Humid.%625451909493926043615969867399919485
Freezing level (m)280029002800240023502350255029503600405034503550310033002500280030503050
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--
Sunset-8:50--8:51--8:52--8:52--8:53--8:54-

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Lyford at the specific elevation of 1575 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mount Lyford. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.

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Visitor Reviews of Mount Lyford

Rob from United Kingdom writes:

Mt Lyford is a very worthwhile little resort. It is located on the edge of the Kaikouras about 40 minutes drive from the famous surf breaks. The location gives it a rather different climate to any other New Zealand reports and so it can have good seasons when other places are poor and vice versa. It is not terribly far from either Hanmer or Rainbow yet the weather at Mount Lyford is often very different. Easterly winds favour snowfall here but there is some exposure to southerly fronts too. Depending on the season, snow bases can range from 50cm to almost 5m.

Mount Lyford is also unusual because there are many wooden chalets located above the winter snowline in the beech forest giving it a tranquil and Alpine feel. You can either hire a chalet here or stay in the ski-lodge down by the main road where there are rooms for all budgets. Alternatively, stay at popular Hanmer Springs or even at Kaikoura.

The actual ski area is located several kms away and chains and/or 4WD are usually needed for access. Skiing is all above the trees which can cause problems if it is windy or if visibility is poor.

Skiing facilities comprise of various drag lifts and a rope. They cover a modest area but as long as the lower lifts are running some longish runs are possible. It is nice terrain - not as challenging as say Broken River or Craigieburn, but good enough for most. Mid week tends to be very quiet here.

The top rope tow gives access to a very nice off-piste area and ski touring options abound as long as it is safe to do so. The staff are friendly and there is a small Day Lodge for food and drinks or just a break. The views are incredible.

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