Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Tuesday, 10-Dec

Whirinaki to Raukumara Forest Parks: Showers easing and becoming isolated this morning, clearing to fine by midday. Remaining mountain parks: Isolated light showers clearing to fine early this morning. Winds: Southeasterlies, strong in exposed places, gradually dying out but remaining brisk about the Raukumara Forest Park.

Freezing Level: 2200 metres, gradually rising to above 3000 metres this evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 11-Dec

Mainly fine with light winds, however rain developing about the Raukumara Range later with easterly winds.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 12-Dec

Rain about the Raukumara and Huiarau ranges gradually easing. Elsewhere, showers developing towards midday. Easterlies dying out later.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Friday, 13-Dec

Showers, mainly during the afternoon, but dry about the Tararua range. Northwesterlies developing, rising to gale about the Ruahine and Tararua ranges .

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 2:46am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

South Island

Valid for Tuesday, 10-Dec

Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks: A few showers developing this morning, turning to rain in Fiordland this evening. Remaining mountain parks: Fine. Winds: Mainly light, but strong northwesterlies about Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks, rising to gale about Fiordland this evening.

Freezing Level: 2400 metres, rising to 3000 metres this evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 11-Dec

Rain easing to showers in Fiordland. Elsewhere, mainly fine with isolated afternoon and evening showers. Winds mainly light, but strong northwesterlies about Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks at first.

Freezing Level: 3400 metres in the north, sloping to 2600 metres in fiordland.

Valid for Thursday, 12-Dec

Mainly fine with isolated afternoon showers, but rain developing in Fiordland. Northwesterlies, becoming strong in exposed places south of Mt Cook.

Freezing Level: 3400 metres in the north, sloping to 2800 metres in fiordland.

Valid for Friday, 13-Dec

Rain from Fiordland to Mt Cook, easing to showers during the day. Further north, showers developing. Northwesterlies, briefly gale in exposed places south of Mt Cook.

Freezing Level: 3400 metres in the north, sloping to 2800 metres in fiordland. gradually lowering to 1400 metres in southern fiordland.

Issued: 2:46am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019