Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 27-Sep

Raukumara to Ruahine ranges: Periods of rain or showers, possibly heavy at times and falling as snow to about 1400 metres. Egmont and Tongariro National Parks: Cloudy periods and a few showers. Tararua range: Rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times, with snow to 900 metres. WINDS: South of Taupo: strong southeasterlies. Elsewhere: light winds.

Freezing Level: 1800 metres, sloping to 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 28-Sep

Rain with heavy falls, gradually easing to showers and clearing. Snow level lowering to 900 metres at first. WINDS:Winds turning gale southwest.

Freezing Level: Becoming 1300 metres everywhere.

Valid for Wednesday, 29-Sep

Cloudy. Showers, mainly afternoon for the Huiarau and Raukumara ranges. Snow level rising to 1500 metres. WINDS:Southwesterlies, gale at times.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1900 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 30-Sep

Cloudy. Showers, mainly afternoon for the Huiarau and Raukumara ranges. Snow level rising to 1500 metres. WINDS:Gale southwesterlies, possibly severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2200 metres.

Issued: 3:25am Monday 27 Sep 2021

South Island

Valid for Monday, 27-Sep

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Partly cloudy with a few showers, some maybe heavy and thundery this afternoon. Snow to 900 metres. Kaikoura ranges: Mostly cloudy with snow showers, clearing this afternoon or evening and becoming fine. Southern Alps: Morning cloud and the odd snow shower then mainly fine, but isolated showers this afternoon. Mount Aspiring and Fiordland: Generally fine. Late cloud and showers in Fiordland. WINDS: South or southeast winds dying out. Westerlies developing in the far south this evening.

Freezing Level: About 1000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 28-Sep

Occasional rain developing in Fiordland, with snow to 900 metres and isolated showers in Kahurangi National Park. Fine elsewhere. WINDS:Westerlies, rising to gale in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1500 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 29-Sep

Rain spreading north, just scattered showers for the Kaikoura ranges. Snow level 1200 metres. WINDS:Gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: About 1600 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 30-Sep

Rain, gradually clearing, but staying showery in Fiordland. Snow to 1200 metres. WINDS:Gale southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Lowering to about 1400 metres.

Issued: 3:25am Monday 27 Sep 2021