Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 23-Oct

Raukumara Forest Park to Whirinaki Forest Park: Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls developing late morning, clearing late evening. Remaining North Island mountain parks: Occasional rain about the Tararua ranges, spreading elsewhere this morning,then easing from afternoon. WINDS: Strong westerlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 2600 metres, sloping to 2100 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 24-Oct

Raukumara Forest Park to Whirinaki Forest Park: Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls, clearing this evening. Followed by a few showers, possibly heavy tomorrow. Remaining North Island mountain parks: Occasional rain, easing to a few showers this afternoon, possibly heavy tomorrow. WINDS: Strong westerlies, gale in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Freezing Level: About 2600 metres, sloping to 2000 metres in the south. rising to 2800 metres everywhere later tomorrow.

Valid for Wednesday, 25-Oct

Cloudy periods with a few showers becoming more frequent south of the Kaweka ranges late in the day. Westerlies rising to gale about the and south of the Volcanoes.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2600 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 26-Oct

Rain or showers for most but easing south of the Volcanoes evening. Westerlies gale in the south at first.

Freezing Level: About the 2600 metres.

Issued: 04:04am Monday, 23-Oct-2017

South Island

Valid for Monday, 23-Oct

Kaikoura ranges: Cloud increasing and a few showers developing this morning, becoming more frequent for a time in the afternoon. Remaining South Island mountain parks: Showers, heavy at times, with snow to 900 metres about Fiordland and lowering to 1400 metres in the north. WINDS: Strong westerlies, gale in exposed places, easing from th south this evening.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres, sloping to 1100 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 24-Oct

Kaikoura ranges: Fine breaks and a few showers. Remaining South Island mountain parks: Showers, heavy at times, easing tomorrow. Snow falling to 900 metres about Fiordland and 1500 metres in the north, rising to 2100 metres but 1500 metres in the south tomorrow. WINDS: Strong westerlies, gale in exposed places, easing for a time this afternoon until tomorrow morning.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres, sloping to 1200 metres in the south, rising to 2600 metres but 2000 metres in the south later tomorrow.

Valid for Wednesday, 25-Oct

Rain or showers for most. Snow to 1500 metres in the north and 1000 metres in the south. Strong or gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2400 metres in the north and 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 26-Oct

Rain or showers easing then clearing later. Snow to 1200 metres in the south at first. Strong or gale westerlies easing.

Freezing Level: 2200 metres in the north but 1400 metres in the south.

Issued: 04:04am Monday, 23-Oct-2017