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The site coordinates appear to be of low precision, and the station may be anywhere within the marked area. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'NZCH' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.
If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.
The location information for this site was gathered from 9 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.
|2007-11-28||-43.4830||172.5500||38||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2007-11-28||-43.4800||172.5500||38||Christchurch Int, NZ|
|2009-10-14||-43.4800||172.5500||30||Christchurch Int, NZ|
|2009-12-30||-43.4800||172.5500||37||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2009-12-31||-43.4800||172.5500||30||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-02-07||-43.4800||172.5500||34||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-02-15||-43.4800||172.5500||34||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-03-29||-43.4800||172.5500||35||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-03-30||-43.4800||172.5500||37||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-03-31||-43.4897||172.5269||35||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-06-19||-43.4800||172.5500||38||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2011-06-20||-43.4800||172.5500||38||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|2012-02-20||-43.4800||172.5500||38||Christchurch, New Zealand|
There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please upload them to Flickr (detailed instructions) and add the two tags 'wxtagged' and 'wx:metar=nzch'. If the picture is of the weather station itself, then please also add the 'wx:station' tag as well. Please geotag your images, and those coordinates may be used in the estimation of the location of this site.
You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.
Recent observations from this weather station can be downloaded as a CSV file suitable for importing into various spreadsheet programs: last 7 days, last 14 days, last 28 days, last 56 days. This data can also be linked directly from Excel using a Web Query. The main link goes to the page with the data on it, and the IQY link is the Web Query that will access it: last 7 days (IQY: last 7 days), last 14 days (IQY: last 14 days), last 28 days (IQY: last 28 days), last 56 days (IQY: last 56 days).
All the means and standard deviations shown below are from the last 28 days. Change analysis period to Last 3 days Last 7 days Last 14 days Last 8 weeks Last 13 weeks Last 26 weeks Last 39 weeks Last 52 weeks
A recently received weather report from this station was
|The wind vector is the average wind over the relevant period. Note that if the wind blows North for half the time at 2 knots, and then blows South for the other half of the time at 2 knots, then the result is zero -- i.e. North wind and South wind will cancel out.|
|Today||Last 7 days|
You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles .
|93781||1.2 miles||West||Christchurch Automated, -, New Zealand (lat -43.4893°, long 172.5275°, altitude 35 metres)
||CW7368||3.5 miles||Southeast||Christchurch, NZ (lat -43.5263°, long 172.5883°, altitude 24 metres)
||CW8575||5.2 miles||Southeast||Christchurch, NZ (lat -43.5153°, long 172.6442°, altitude 45 metres)
||EW1365||11.7 miles||Southwest||Rolleston, NZ (lat -43.5999°, long 172.3805°, altitude 50 metres)
||DW4591||13.9 miles||Southwest||Christchurch, NZ (lat -43.6613°, long 172.4193°, altitude 41 metres)
||DW8901||24.2 miles||West||Darfield, NZ (lat -43.4830°, long 172.0680°, altitude 210 metres)
||ZL3REW-10||49.3 miles||Southwest||Ashburton, NZ (lat -43.8927°, long 171.7427°, altitude 105 metres)
||93773||87.3 miles||Southwest||Timaru Aero Aws, New Zealand (lat -44.3050°, long 171.2214°, altitude 27 metres)
||93678||93.7 miles||Northeast||Kaikoura Aws, New Zealand (lat -42.4203°, long 173.6961°, altitude 107 metres)
||93615||95.4 miles||Northwest||Hokitika Aero Aws, New Zealand (lat -42.7128°, long 170.9842°, altitude 40 metres)
The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.
Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)
Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)
LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer
CWOP Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.
APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.
WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.
Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.
Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.