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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 11 am24 Jun 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 7.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sun morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Sat night, min -3°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sun night, strong winds from the NW by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Thu night, min -2°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 24Sunday 25Monday 26Tuesday 27Wednesday 28Thursday 29
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 WSW15
15 W15
45 W45
20 SW20
10 SSW10
10 NNW10
20 WNW20
30 NW30
50 NW50
20 SW20
5 WSW5
5 SW5
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
10 SSW10
5 SW5
10 WNW10
5 WNW5
Summary
light ­rain
some c­louds
rain s­hwrs
light ­snow
light ­snow
clear
clear
clear
rain s­hwrs
snow s­hwrs
snow s­hwrs
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Snow map
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
4-1-----2---------
max°C
Max °C
3240-3-1022-1-2-1-10-1001
min°C
Min °C
323-2-3-2-100-2-2-1-10-1-100
chill°C
WChill°C
0-2-3-7-7-4-6-6-5-6-2-1-4-2-4-3-3-2
Humid.%858354989266566583929180564766675557
Freezing level (m)225020502150155010501200145016001950130012501350135015001450150015501600
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--
Sunset-5:00--5:00--5:01--5:01--5:02--5:02-

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (5)

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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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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