Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Wednesday, 03-Jun

Raukumara to Kaweka ranges, also Egmont and Tongariro National Parks: Cloudy periods and isolated showers today. Rain with heavy falls developing tomorrow, and possible thunderstorms about Egmont National Park from evening. Ruahine and Tararua ranges: Partly cloudy. Scattered rain tomorrow evening. WINDS: Southwesterlies dying out this evening. Northerlies strengthening tomorrow, rising to severe gale in exposed places in the evening.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres, lowering to 2500 metres tomorrow evening.

Valid for Thursday, 04-Jun

Occasional rain, with some heavy falls possible, and snow lowering to 2000 metres in the north and to 1600 metres in the south. Gale northwesterlies, changing to gale southerlies about the Tararua Range in the evening.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2000 metres.

Valid for Friday, 05-Jun

Rain, with snow to 1400 metres in the south and to 1800 metres about the volcanoes, gradually clearing south of the Huiarau Range. Gale southeasterlies about the Tararua Range and Mt Taranaki easing, and winds becoming light elsewhere.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres, but lowering to 1400 metres in the south.

Valid for Saturday, 06-Jun

Rain clearing north of the Huiarau Range, elsewhere a few showers developing. Snow possible to 800 metres in the south. Westerlies turning southerly in the south.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres in the north, but sloping to 1000 metres in the south.

Issued: 1:32pm Tuesday 2 Jun 2020

South Island

Valid for Wednesday, 03-Jun

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also the Kaikoura ranges: Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow with rain from afternoon, possibly heavy. Southern Alps: Occasional rain in the west, mainly fine further east. Rain becoming more widespread and heavier from afternoon tomorrow, and snow lowering to 1800 metres. Mount Aspiring and Fiordland: Periods of rain, possibly heavy, and snow lowering to 1400 metres later tomorrow. WINDS: North to northwest winds, gale at times in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 2500 metres, lowering to 1600 metres in the far south late tomorrow.

Valid for Thursday, 04-Jun

Rain, turning to snow later, but gradually clearing south of Mt Cook. Southeasterlies,strong or gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1200 metres in the north, and to 700 metres in the south and east.

Valid for Friday, 05-Jun

Becoming fine, with snow about the Kaikoura ranges clearing in the morning. Showers developing in the far south in the evening. Winds easing and turning southwesterly, strong or gale in Fiordland late.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1400 metres.

Valid for Saturday, 06-Jun

Snow showers spreading north throughout the day with a strong southwest change.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 700 metres.

Issued: 1:32pm Tuesday 2 Jun 2020