Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 27-Feb

Kaimanawa to Raukumara Forest Parks: Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Remaining North Island mountain areas: Mainly fine, but some morning cloud about the volcanoes. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, some heavy. WINDS: Light and variable.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 28-Feb

Fine spells. Isolated showers during the afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy. WINDS: Light and variable.

Freezing Level: Above 3400 metres.

Valid for Monday, 01-Mar

Isolated showers, becoming more persistent about Tongariro National Park, and turning to rain about Egmont National Park later. WINDS:Northeasterlies, becoming strong about Egmont National Park.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 02-Mar

Periods of rain. WINDS:Northerlies, strong about and south of the volcanoes.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 03-Mar

A few showers, more frequent for Egmont and Tongariro National Parks, and Tararua Forest Park, easing later. WINDS:Northwesterlies, becoming strong or gale.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 12:31pm Saturday 27 Feb 2021

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 27-Feb

Fiordland: Patchy rain clearing this morning then mainly fine. However, scattered showers developing in the afternoon and and evening, some possibly heavy. Remaining South Island mountain areas: Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers, some heavy. WINDS: Light northerlies.

Freezing Level: About 3400 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 28-Feb

Fine spells. Isolated showers during the afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy. WINDS: Light northerlies.

Freezing Level: About 3200 metres.

Valid for Monday, 01-Mar

Rain becoming widespread. Possibly heavy in the northwest, but dry about the Kaikoura ranges. WINDS:Northeasterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 02-Mar

Rain, possibly heavy in the west, but just scattered falls for the Kaikoura ranges. WINDS:Northerlies, strong in exposed places, rising to gale or severe gale south of about Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres, lowering to 2200 metres in the south.

Valid for Wednesday, 03-Mar

Showers, some possibly heavy in the west. But mainly fine with high cloud about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow possible to 1300 metres in the south. WINDS:Strong or gale northerlies, possibly severe south of about Arthurs Pass, turning lighter westerly.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2500 metres in the north and 1600 metres in the south.

Issued: 12:31pm Saturday 27 Feb 2021