Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 28-Jan

Rain, with possible heavy falls. A chance of thunderstorms about Egmont National Park this morning, then elsewhere north of Kaweka Forest Park from afternoon. WINDS: Strong or gale northeasterlies in the north, easing slightly this morning. Southeasterlies in the south, rising to gale about Tararua Range this morning, then turning northeast this evening.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 29-Jan

Rain, with possible heavy falls, turning to showers in the south tomorrow morning. A chance of thunderstorms north of Kaweka Forest Park today, and everywhere tomorrow, especially from afternoon. WINDS: Strong northeasterlies in the north. Gale southeasterlies about Tararua Range, turning northeast this evening.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 30-Jan

Periods of rain, heavy at times. WINDS:Strong northeasterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 31-Jan

Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. WINDS:Northeasterlies rising to gale.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 01-Feb

Periods of rain. WINDS:Gale northerlies gradually easing.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 11:59am Saturday 28 Jan 2023

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 28-Jan

Kahurangi National Park: Mainly fine. Scattered rain developing this evening. Nelson Lakes: Cloudy periods. The Kaikoura ranges and Southern Alps: West of the main divide, mostly fine, a few showers clearing early morning. In the east, showers becoming isolated this morning, then clearing afternoon. Scattered rain about the Kaikoura ranges late evening. Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Park: Areas of morning cloud, otherwise fine. WINDS: South to southeasterlies, gale in the north, dying out in the south by afternoon.

Freezing Level: About 3200 metres, rising above 3500 metres this morning.

Valid for Sunday, 29-Jan

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Fine. Occasional rain from this evening in Kahurangi, and elsewhere from tomorrow morning. The Kaikoura ranges and Southern Alps: Fine west of the main divide. In the east, isolated showers clearing this afternoon. Occasional rain about the Kaikoura ranges from late evening, and west of the main divide from tomorrow evening. Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Park: Fine. WINDS: South to southeasterlies, gale in the north, dying out in the south by afternoon.

Freezing Level: About 3700 metres.

Valid for Monday, 30-Jan

Periods of rain, possibly heavy in the afternoon and early evening. WINDS:Northerlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 31-Jan

Periods of rain, possibly heavy. WINDS:Northerlies becoming strong.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 01-Feb

Rain with heavy falls. WINDS:Northwesterlies rising to severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Issued: 11:59am Saturday 28 Jan 2023