Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 18-Oct

Rain, with isolated thunderstorms, easing to occasional showers this morning. WINDS: Severe gale northwesterlies, easing to north of the volcanoes this afternoon.

Freezing Level: 2800 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Oct

Raukumara to Kaimanawa Forest Park: Isolated showers clearing by this evening. Fine tomorrow. Remaining North Island mountain areas: Partly cloudy, with a few showers clearing apart from the Tararua Ranges tomorrow afternoon. WINDS: Gale northwesterlies, tending westerly and easing this evening.

Freezing Level: 2800 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Oct

Mostly cloudy. Occasional drizzle, mainly in the east. WINDS:A southerly change in the morning, dying out in the afternoon.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2700 metres, but 1800 metres for the tararua range at first and rising to 2400 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 21-Oct

Mostly cloudy. A few afternoon showers. WINDS:Northeasterlies developing.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres, but 2600 metres for the tararua range.

Valid for Friday, 22-Oct

Mostly cloudy. Isolated afternoon showers. WINDS:Northeasterlies.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3200 metres.

Issued: 3:56pm Monday 18 Oct 2021

South Island

Valid for Monday, 18-Oct

Periods of rain with isolated thunderstorms, easing to a few showers north of Fiordland this morning. Snow lowering to 1000 metres in the south. WINDS: Severe gale northwesterlies, turning strong southwest south of Mt Cook this morning and elsewhere this afternoon. Northwesterlies returning to Fiordland tonight and rising to gale.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres in the south, sloping to 2200 metres in the north.

Valid for Tuesday, 19-Oct

Fiordland: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers, turning to rain for a time tonight and tomorrow morning, then clearing to fine tomorrow afternoon. Remaining South Island mountain areas: Occasional showers, becoming isolated from the south this afternoon and evening. Turning to rain for a time tomorrow afternoon. Snow lowering to 1000 metres in the south. WINDS: Strong to gale westerlies. Becoming severe gale northwesterlies for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon, before turning southwest and easing tomorrow evening.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres in the south, sloping to 2200 metres in the north. lowering to 1000 metres in the south and 1400 metres elsewhere tomorrow evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 20-Oct

Partly cloudy. A few showers north of Arthur's Pass. WINDS:Light.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2200 metres everywhere.

Valid for Thursday, 21-Oct

Partly cloudy. Isolated afternoon showers in the Kaikoura Ranges. WINDS:Light, but northwesterlies developing in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2600 metres.

Valid for Friday, 22-Oct

Partly cloudy. Isolated afternoon showers in the Kaikoura Ranges. WINDS:Northerlies developing everywhere, rising to gale in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres.

Issued: 3:56pm Monday 18 Oct 2021