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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 11 am26 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed night, min 8°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed morning, gales from the NNW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 4.0mm) on Sat morning. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Sat morning, min -4°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Sun night, calm by Mon night).
Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1
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partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 NW10
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 NNW15
25 NW25
50 NNW50
65 NNW65
65 NW65
25 NW25
20 NW20
20 NNW20
25 NW25
30 WNW30
45 SSW45
45 SSW45
30 SSE30
15 SSE15
5 ESE5
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
------2-322-------
max°C
Max °C
9101111111010111199871-3-4-30
min°C
Min °C
810101110891199875-3-4-4-4-3
chill°C
WChill°C
7889623666632-12-13-12-9-6
Humid.%546125183546717286848872589999949274
Freezing level (m)3100320033003450365037503800335032503150305031002800170095085010001100
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--
Sunset-5:38--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:34--5:32-

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (1)

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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