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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 5 pm27 Jul 2017 (local time)
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Thu night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Thu afternoon, min -7°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Thu night, calm by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue afternoon, min -1°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sun afternoon, near gales from the NW by Tue afternoon).
ThuFriday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1Wed
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 WSW10
25 S25
40 SSW40
35 SSW35
30 SSW30
25 SSW25
20 SW20
15 SW15
5 SSW5
10 WNW10
10 NW10
20 WNW20
40 WNW40
50 WNW50
50 NW50
55 NW55
45 NW45
20 N20
Summary
light snow
heavy snow
mod. snow
light snow
snow shwrs
clear
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
clear
clear
some clouds
rain shwrs
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Snow map
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cm
Snow cm
416732-------------
mm
Rain mm
-------------12231
max°C
Max °C
0-3-7-7-6-4-2-1-1033355665
min°C
Min °C
-2-6-7-7-7-5-3-3-1-113355554
chill°C
WChill°C
-9-16-17-16-16-12-9-8-3-4-2-1-3-1-1-2-11
Humid.%979999989165503634382227696069657074
Freezing level (m)155095055060040035010009001200145018002150210023002300240024002300
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise--7:43--7:41--7:41--7:39--7:39--7:37
Sunset5:23--5:24--5:25--5:27--5:27--5:28--

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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.

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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