We are expecting an update on the status of the fire around 8am and we will provide this in our next update. However while the risk in some hot spots have declined, some new ones appeared when the thermal imaging was done on Sunday. There is always a risk that new hot spots could develop.
The weather forecast today is for fine weather for the next couple of days with warmer temperatures, lower humidity and increasing north-easterlies.
The information centre set up at Te Hapua Halswell centre will be open today from 10am to 4pm.
A number of road closures are still in place as a result of the Port Hills Fire. For the latest road closure information go to Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (external link) . The next update will be at 8am.