Snow Forecast 11 am 26 Apr 2017(local time) Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued:
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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 26||Thursday 27||Friday 28||Saturday 29||Sunday 30||Monday 1|
|Summary||some clouds||clear||clear||some clouds||clear||some clouds||rain shwrs||cloudy||light rain||light rain||light rain||some clouds||some clouds||heavy snow||heavy snow||light snow||light snow||some clouds|
|Freezing level (m)||3100||3200||3300||3450||3650||3750||3800||3350||3250||3150||3050||3100||2800||1700||950||850||1000||1100|
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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