Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Sunday, 17-Nov

Raukumara to Ruahine Forest Parks: Fine in the east with high cloud. A few showers in the west turning to rain this evening. All other North Island mountain parks: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls about Mt Taranaki and the Tararua range. Winds: Northwest gales.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 18-Nov

Periods of rain, heavy at times, easing to isolated showers tomorrow afternoon.Thunderstorms possible about Mt Taranaki today. Winds: Northwesterlies, gale or severe gale in exposed places, easing from the south later tomorrow.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Nov

Fine for most, however cloudy periods and isolated late showers about Egmont National Park and the Tararua Range. Strong northwesterlies, gale about the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2400 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Nov

Rain spreading north. Snow about the tops. Strong or gale northwesterlies, gradually changing southwest.

Freezing Level: About 2400 metres, lowering to 1800 metres in the south late.

Valid for Thursday, 21-Nov

Showers about the Kaweka to Raukumara ranges, easing by evening. Isolated showers possible elsewhere in the morning, otherwise clearing to fine. Southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2600 metres.

Issued: 12:42pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

South Island

Valid for Sunday, 17-Nov

Kaikoura ranges: Cloudy periods. Scattered rain this afternoon. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, and the Southern Alps north of Mt Cook: Showers clearing this morning, but returning about Kahurangi National Park for a time this afternoon. Southern Alps from Mt Cook southwards and Fiordland: Periods of rain, heavy at times. Snow to about 1200 metres, lowering to 800 metres in Fiordland tonight. Winds: Northwesterlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 2400 metres, sloping to 1400 metres in the far south.

Valid for Monday, 18-Nov

Kaikoura ranges: Mainly fine. However, a few showers this afternoon and evening, and again tomorrow afternoon. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, and the Southern Alps north of Mt Cook: Isolated showers today. Widespread rain tomorrow morning, then showers, heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms, easing during the afternoon. Southern Alps from Mt Cook southwards, and Fiordland: Periods of heavy rain. Snow to 800 metres at times. Winds: Northwest gales, easing and turning southwest overnight. However, northwest gales return to Fiordland tomorrow evening.

Freezing Level: 2400 metres, sloping to 1200 metres in the far south.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Nov

Rain spreading north, possibly heavy about the Divide. Only scattered late falls about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow to 1500 metres in the north, but to 1200 metres south of Mt Cook. Strong or gale northwesterlies, easing late in the south.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2200 metres in the north, but lowering to 1200 metres south of mt cook.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Nov

Occasional showers about Fiordland, Kahurangi National Park, and the Kaikoura ranges. Sleety showers to 1200 metres. Fine spells elsewhere, with any isolated early showers clearing. Winds changing southwest, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Becoming 1400 metres everywhere.

Valid for Thursday, 21-Nov

Isolated showers about Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere. Southwesterlies easing, but turning strong northwest about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Graudally rising to 3200 metres.

Issued: 12:42pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019