Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Friday, 24-Jan

Raukumara to Kaweka Forest Park: Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and early evening showers, and areas of cloud morning and evening. Egmont and Tongariro National Park, also Ruahine Forest Park and the Tararua Forest Park: Cloudy morning and evening with patchy drizzle, but mainly fine in the afternoon. Winds: Light westerlies, but strong about the Tararuas.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Saturday, 25-Jan

Areas of morning low cloud, otherwise mainly fine. Southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 26-Jan

Areas of low cloud morning and night, otherwise mainly fine. However, isolated afternoon showers about the ranges north of Kaweka range. Winds mostly light, westerlies developing in the evening.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 27-Jan

Cloudy periods, with showers about the Tararua range and ranges north of the Kaweka range. Westerlies but northwesterlies rising to gale about the Tararua range.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 2:46am Friday 24 Jan 2020

South Island

Valid for Friday, 24-Jan

Kaikoura ranges: Areas of low cloud first, then becoming fine. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Cloudy with patchy drizzle mainly morning and evening, but afternoon fine spells. Southern Alps: Areas of low cloud, otherwise fine. Cloud increasing in the west this afternoon, with drizzle developing south of Mount Cook by evening. Fiordland: Cloudy with drizzle turning to rain from afternoon. Winds: Northwesterlies, rising to gale or severe gale in exposed places south of Mt Cook.

Freezing Level: Above 4000 metres.

Valid for Saturday, 25-Jan

Rain spreading north to Arthur's Pass and clearing in Fiordland. Isolated showers further north. Strong southwesterlies in the north tending strong to gale northwesterlies in the south.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 26-Jan

A few showers. Northwesterlies, strong or gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Monday, 27-Jan

A few shower. Strong or gale northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Issued: 2:46am Friday 24 Jan 2020