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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 6 pm22 Feb 2018 (local time)
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat night, min 4°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the WNW by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 2.0mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the NNW on Mon night, light winds from the WSW by Wed morning).
ThuFriday 23Saturday 24Sunday 25Monday 26Tuesday 27Wed
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rain showers
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Wind (km/h)
15 SW15
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 SSE10
10 N10
5 NNW5
10 NNW10
25 NW25
40 WNW40
35 NW35
35 NW35
15 NNW15
20 NW20
45 NNW45
45 NW45
55 NW55
40 WNW40
15 WSW15
Summary
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rain shwrs
some clouds
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max°C
Max °C
57888101315141514151614101097
min°C
Min °C
467778121213141313151110866
chill°C
WChill°C
1456581110101210111366313
Humid.%787664778171643126302527264162528189
Freezing level (m)245028003000300031003200330038004350440045504350430045004000350026002750
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise--6:58--6:58--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03
Sunset8:22--8:22--8:20--8:19--8:16--8:15--
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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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