Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 16-Jan

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy from Tongariro to Raukumara Forest Park. WINDS: Light and variable. Northerlies developing about the Tararua Range this afternoon.

Freezing Level: Well above 3000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 17-Jan

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy from Tongariro to Raukumara Forest Park. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with rain developing for a time from midday, with possibly heavy falls and thunderstorms. WINDS: Light winds. Northerlies developing about the Tararua Range this afternoon, tending northwest and developing everywhere tomorrow, then rising to gale from afternoon.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 18-Jan

Showers, mainly west of Te Urewera. WINDS:Gale northwest, but severe gale along the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres. lowering to 2500 metres in the south and west.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Jan

Rain. Snow possible to 2000 metres in the west. WINDS:Gale northwest, severe gale at higher levels.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres sloping to 2500 metres in the west.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Jan

Showers, clearing later. WINDS:Gale northwest, severe gale at higher levels, easing later.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1500 metres everywhere.

Issued: 1:24pm Saturday 16 Jan 2021

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 16-Jan

Fiordland: Mainly fine until this evening, then cloud increasing and rain developing late tonight. Remaining mountain parks: Mainly fine. Areas of cloud at low elevations morning and night. Isolated showers this afternoon and evening, some could be heavy north of Arthur's Pass. WINDS: Northwesterlies developing this morning, rising to gale in the south by evening, severe in exposed places in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: About 3500 metres. lowering to 3000 metres in the south late tonight.

Valid for Sunday, 17-Jan

Southern Alps and Fiordland: Cloud in southern Fiordland, fine elsewhere. Cloud increasing and rain developing everywhere overnight, possibly heavy with thunderstorms. Snow lowering to 1000 metres in Fiordland tomorrow evening. Remaining mountain parks: Fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy with thunderstorms. WINDS: Northwesterlies, rising to gale tomorrow morning, severe in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres or higher today. lowering to 2500 metres, and to 1300 metres in the south tomorrow night.

Valid for Monday, 18-Jan

Rain, sometimes heavy. Snow to 1800 metres in the north and to 1400 metres in Fiordland at first. WINDS:Severe gale northwesterly.

Freezing Level: 2500 metres, sloping to 1300 metres in the south. rising to 2800 metres in the north and to 2200 metres in fiordland in the evening.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Jan

Rain, sometimes heavy, turning to snow in Fiordland late and lowering to 1000 metres in the north. WINDS:Gale to severe gale northwesterly.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres in the north and to 900 metres in the south in the evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Jan

Rain or showers, with snow to 1000 metres, but dry around the Kaikoura ranges. WINDS:Westerlies, strong at first.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres in the north, sloping to 900 metres in the south.

Issued: 1:24pm Saturday 16 Jan 2021