Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Sunday, 05-Jul

Raukumara to Kaweka ranges, also Tongariro National Park: Cloud increasing, with isolated showers later today. Showers tomorrow, some heavy,and turning to rain in the evening with snow to 1800 metres. Egmont National Park: Mostly cloudy with the odd shower. Rain developing tomorrow evening, heavy at times with snow to 1800 metres. Ruahine and Tararua ranges: Cloudy periods, with the odd shower until early tomorrow. WINDS: Westerlies turning northerly this evening, then rising to gale tomorrow with severe gales in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 1600 metres, rising to 2100 metres tomorrow.

Valid for Monday, 06-Jul

Early rain, possibly heavy about and north of the volcanoes, followed by showers. Snow lowering to 1300 metres. Gale northerlies, easing later in the day.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres, lowering to 1600 metres late.

Valid for Tuesday, 07-Jul

Showers. Snow possible to 1200 metres. Northwesterlies rising to gale, possibly severe about high ground.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 08-Jul

Showers. Snow possible to 800 metres. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies, changing gale southwest in the south later in the day.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1000 metres.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 4 Jul 2020

South Island

Valid for Sunday, 05-Jul

Kaikoura ranges: High cloud today. Occasional rain tomorrow, persistent in the evening with snow to 1600 metres. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Occasional rain, becoming persistent tomorrow afternoon with heavy falls, and snow to 1600 metres. Southern Alps and Fiordland: Periods of rain with heavy falls, and snow to 1200 metres. WINDS: Strong northerlies, gale in exposed places with severe gales possible tomorrow. Winds easing south of Mount Cook later tomorrow and turning southeast.

Freezing Level: About 1800 metres.

Valid for Monday, 06-Jul

Showers, clearing later about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow possible to 1200 metres, but 900 metres about Fiordland. Westerlies in the north, but southerlies south of Mt Cook, all strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1500 metres, but to 1100 metres towards fiordland.

Valid for Tuesday, 07-Jul

Scattered showers, but only cloud about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow lowering to 600 metres, but 400 metres about Fiordland, late in the day. Southwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 900 metres, but 600 metres towards fiordland.

Valid for Wednesday, 08-Jul

Showers, clearing about Paparoa to Kahurangi parks later in the day. Snow possible to 400 metres, particularly in the south. Southwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 700 metres.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 4 Jul 2020