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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 12 am19 Dec 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 Tue afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 0°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Tue afternoon, light winds from the WSW by Wed night).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Thu night, calm by Sat afternoon).
MonTuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Friday 22Saturday 23Sun
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
25 NW25
40 W40
45 WNW45
40 SSW40
40 SSW40
25 SSW25
10 WSW10
20 WNW20
35 W35
25 SSW25
5 ENE5
10 NE10
5 NW5
5 N5
5 NNE5
10 NW10
15 WNW15
15 WSW15
Summary
some clouds
some clouds
light rain
snow shwrs
some clouds
clear
some clouds
some clouds
light rain
light rain
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
clear
clear
some clouds
clear
Snow map
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
--21----25--------
max°C
Max °C
89934613171613910101214131415
min°C
Min °C
6980157151556108914121214
chill°C
WChill°C
353-7-62514132587814111013
Humid.%703065857855493064948273878555472937
Freezing level (m)305029503200160023503100405042504150355036503450350034503300350034503200
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise-5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47-
Sunset--9:01--9:02--9:02--9:04--9:04--9:05

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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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