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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 12 am22 Jan 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 29.0mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 4°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the N on Sat night, light winds from the WNW by Tue morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 3.0mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 3°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the WNW on Wed morning, light winds from the W by Fri afternoon).
SatSunday 22Monday 23Tuesday 24Wednesday 25Thursday 26Fri
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light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
60 N60
40 N40
30 WSW30
30 WSW30
40 SW40
15 WSW15
10 WNW10
5 WNW5
15 NW15
75 NW75
100 WNW100
50 W50
10 W10
25 WNW25
35 W35
35 WSW35
40 WNW40
30 W30
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
7876677121412116510991113
min°C
Min °C
58644659139943788912
chill°C
WChill°C
-132-2-24281133-2-1344511
Humid.%828092827968703544556842573850446243
Freezing level (m)345029002650245021502400310033503550440039002300235032502950295032003350
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise-6:16--6:16--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22-
Sunset--9:00--8:59--8:58--8:58--8:57--8:55

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

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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