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  • Rights: Dmitry Pichugin, 123RF Ltd Published 15 October 2020 Size: 860 KB Referencing Hub media

    The Canterbury region is significantly influenced by the Southern Alps. As a result, it has five different climate zones. The plains and inland basins have a relatively large temperature range and low precipitation. The high country is cooler and wetter. Banks Peninsula and parts of the coast have mild temperatures and regular precipitation.

    Christchurch

    Lake Tekapo

    Timaru

    Image: Canterbury Plains with Aoraki Mount Cook in the distance, Dmitry Pichugin, 123RF Ltd

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