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  • Cow on Canterbury Plains with Aoraki Mount Cook in background.
    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.


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

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