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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 6 pm13 Dec 2018 (local time)
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Mount Lyford Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Mount Lyford at 1575 m altitude issued: 6 pm13 Dec 2018 (local time)
  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 15.0mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun morning, min 7°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Mount Lyford Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 13.0mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 9°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Tue night).
ThuFriday 14Saturday 15Sunday 16Monday 17Tuesday 18Wed
PMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAM
 
light rain
light rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 ENE10
15 NE15
10 NE10
5 ENE5
10 SSW10
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
5 SW5
10 W10
0 WSW0
10 NW10
20 WNW20
10 W10
30 WNW30
35 WNW35
45 NW45
50 WNW50
15 W15
Summary
light rain
light rain
rain shwrs
risk thun- der
rain shwrs
clear
some clouds
clear
clear
rain shwrs
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
some clouds
rain shwrs
mod. rain
light rain
Snow map
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T nz snow sum14.cc23
T nz snow sum15.cc23
T nz snow sum16.cc23
T nz snow sum17.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
34152----1-----174
max°C
Max °C
7789991091213141516151312129
min°C
Min °C
7778889810131314151313999
chill°C
WChill°C
545865769131313141010446
Humid.%979592937985808282737526342531447691
Freezing level (m)290029502950305031503150325033503550360038003900380038003900385033503150
Mount Lyford freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Lyford freezing level
Sunrise--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:45
Sunset8:58--8:59--9:00--9:00--9:00--9:01--

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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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