Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 20-Jul

Raukumara to Kaweka ranges: Rain, with heavy falls, clearing this evening. Remaining North Island mountain areas: Periods of rain, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers this afternoon or evening. WINDS: Northeasterlies, turning gale southeast north of Taupo this morning, then turning southwest everywhere this evening with gales north of the Tararua range.

Freezing Level: About 2200 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 21-Jul

Showers, becoming widespread. WINDS:Strong to gale westerlies, easing.

Freezing Level: Around 2000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 22-Jul

Showers easing. WINDS:Southwesterlies, becoming strong in the south.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1600 metres, but to 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 23-Jul

Mainly fine, but showers developing in the south later. WINDS:Southwesterlies becoming strong.

Freezing Level: Becoming 1200 metres everywhere.

Issued: 2:04am Saturday 20 Jul 2024

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 20-Jul

Kahurangi National Park to Arthur's Pass, including the Kaikoura ranges: Periods of rain, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms in the west, easing to isolated showers this afternoon then clearing in the east this evening. Snow above 1700 metres. South of Arthur's Pass: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, and possible thunderstorms, easing this evening. Snow above 1500 metres. WINDS: Northerlies, strong about Fiordland, easing this afternoon then southwesterlies developing north of Arthur's Pass.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1500 metres in the south this evening.

Valid for Sunday, 21-Jul

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the west clearing. Showers developing in the north later. WINDS:Northerlies, dying out early. Southeasterlies developing later.

Freezing Level: 1800 metres, sloping to 1400 metres in the south.

Valid for Monday, 22-Jul

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the north and east. WINDS:Southeasterlies, turning southwest.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1500 metres but 1100 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 23-Jul

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the east, clearing. WINDS:Southwesterlies becoming strong, rising to gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres, lifting to 2000 metres in the south.

Issued: 2:04am Saturday 20 Jul 2024