Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Sunday, 05-Apr

Isolated showers about the northeastern ranges. Fine elsewhere. Northeasterlies, but southeasterlies about the Raukumaras.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 05-Apr

Kaweka to Raukumara Forest Parks: Mostly cloudy with occasional light showers, becoming few and far between. Remaining mountain parks: Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. WINDS: Southeasterlies north of the Kaweka ranges but light winds elsewhere.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 06-Apr

Raukumara to Kaweka ranges: Mostly cloudy with a few light showers. Remaining mountain parks: Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. WINDS: Southeasterlies north of Kaweka Forest Park but light winds elsewhere.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 07-Apr

Mainly fine, but cloud increasing and a few showers developing about Mt Taranaki and the Tararua Range. Northwesterlies, strong about the Tararuas.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 08-Apr

A period of rain for most areas, spreading east and easing in the west later. Northwesterlies changing strong southwest.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2800 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 09-Apr

Cloudy periods and occasional showers. Gale southwesterlies in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2200 metres, but 1700 metres southeast of tongariro.

Issued: 12:22pm Sunday 5 Apr 2020

South Island

Valid for Sunday, 05-Apr

Drizzle south of Mt Cook, turning to rain in Fiordland in the afternoon. Cloud increasing elsewhere, but remaining fine about the Kaikoura ranges. Northerlies, gale south of Mt Aspiring.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 05-Apr

Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks: Drizzle turning to rain in Fiordland this evening. Remaining mountain parks: Fine, apart from cloud at lower elevations especially morning and night. WINDS: Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places south of Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: Around 3500 metres.

Valid for Monday, 06-Apr

Kaikoura ranges: Fine. High cloud thickening tomorrow. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Mainly fine today, but chance shower in the north. Partly cloudy with isolated showers tomorrow. Southern Alps: Cloud increasing. Drizzle developing west of the divide today then rain tomorrow, heavy in the south. Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks: Periods of rain with heavy falls. WINDS: Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places south of Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: About 3400 metres, lowering to 2500 metres in fiordland late tomorrow.

Valid for Tuesday, 07-Apr

Rain spreading up the Divide, with possible heavy falls, cleraing south of Arthur's Pass by evening. Scattered falls east of the Divide. Snow lowering to 2000 metres. Northwesterlies, strong or gale in exposed places at first.

Freezing Level: Gradually lowering to 2900 metres in the north and to 1300 metres in the south.

Valid for Wednesday, 08-Apr

Showers about Fiordland, sleety to 1200 metres. Isolated showers for Paparoa and Kahurangi National Parks. Fine spells elsewhere. Westerlies, strong about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2400 metres in the north and to 1100 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 09-Apr

Showers spreading north to most areas, clearing apart from Fiordland later in the day. Showers sleety to 1400 metres at first. Gale southwesterlies in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to about 2400 metres.

Issued: 12:22pm Sunday 5 Apr 2020