Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 03-Dec

Raukumara to the Tararua Forest Park: Cloudy with showers, mainly in the north. Showers becoming isolated by this afternoon. Remaining areas: Becoming fine this morning. WINDS: South to southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: 2500 metres, but lowering to 1800 metres in the south and east for a time this morning.

Valid for Sunday, 04-Dec

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers for the Tararua Range. Fine in the northeast. WINDS:West to southwesterlies, strong in exposed places, rising to gale late.

Freezing Level: Rising above 3000 metres early.

Valid for Monday, 05-Dec

Partly cloudy, with isolated showers about and south of the volcanoes. A possible afternoon shower in the northeast. WINDS:Strong or gale southwesterlies, easing early. Turning northwesterly for the Tararua Range in the afternoon, and rising to gale there late.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 06-Dec

Becoming cloudy. Isolated showers clearing the Tararua Range and Egmont National Park, but becoming widespread elsewhere. WINDS:Westerlies, gale for the Tararua Range at first, becoming light everywhere later.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 3:02am Saturday 3 Dec 2022

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 03-Dec

Kahurangi and Paparoa National Parks : Partly cloudy with a few afternoon and evening showers. Kaikoura ranges and the Southern Alps (excluding Mt Aspiring): Showers, clearing and becoming fine this morning. However, isolated showers returning this afternoon. Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks: Fine, apart from cloud and showers in the south. WINDS: Southwesterlies, strong about Fiordland. Winds turning westerly and rising to gale in the south tomorrow.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres in the north sloping to 1300 metres in the south and east. gradually rising to 3000 metres everywhere tomorrow.

Valid for Sunday, 04-Dec

Rain for Fiordland, snow possible to 1800 metres. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers elsewhere, but fine in the northeast. WINDS:Strong west to southwesterlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres about and north of mt cook, sloping to 2100 metres in the south.

Valid for Monday, 05-Dec

Rain south of Mt Cook, snow possible to 1900 metres. Showers becoming widespread in the north, but partly cloudy for the northeast. WINDS:Strong westerlies, gale in exposed places, easing morning. Becoming strong later, but gale for Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres in the north, sloping 2200 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 06-Dec

Rain clearing south of Mt Cook, snow possible to 2100 metres. Showers elsewhere. WINDS:Strong westerlies, but gale for Fiordland, dying out early.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres in the north, sloping to 2400 metres in the south.

Issued: 3:02am Saturday 3 Dec 2022