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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 6 am25 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 39.0mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, near gales from the NW by Thu night).
Saturday 25Sunday 26Monday 27Tuesday 28Wednesday 29Thursday 30
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 ENE5
10 NNE10
20 NE20
20 N20
25 N25
20 N20
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
5 NNE5
10 NW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
5 NNE5
10 E10
10 NE10
0 NW0
30 NW30
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T nz snow sum25.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
2212-17852-------1-
max°C
Max °C
668911108611131414141413111313
min°C
Min °C
5668108666121413141411111213
chill°C
WChill°C
44357723511141214149101211
Humid.%989895877784999998655954405361869171
Freezing level (m)325034503350345033003400310031503500365038003750370037503850380038003800
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:39--7:39--
Sunset-7:30--7:30--7:28--7:25--7:23--7:22-

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (1)

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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