Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 19-Aug

Fine about Egmont. Sleety showers elsewhere, easing; clearing Tararua range overnight and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon. Winds: Strong southeasterlies, gale in exposed places, easing and turning northeasterly.

Freezing Level: About 1100 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 20-Aug

Cloudy periods. Rain spreading from the west late or overnight with snow to about 1300 metres. Becoming gale northerly everywhere,possibly severe gale about the tops in the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1600 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 21-Aug

Rain clearing from the west early, with snow to about 1300 metres, followed by a few showers. Winds changing westerly early, strong or gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1800 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 22-Aug

Rain, with snow to 1200 metres. Gale northwesterlies, possibly severe in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1500 metres.

Issued: 1:06pm Sunday 18 Aug 2019

South Island

Valid for Monday, 19-Aug

The Kaikoura ranges, and Southern Alps north of Arthur s Pass: Sleety showers clearing this afternoon. Remaining South Island mountain areas: Fine at first. Showers developing in Fiordland tomorrow morning with snow to 900 metres. A few showers spreading elsewhere during the afternoon. Winds: Northerlies developing and rising to gale, but severe gale south of Arthur s Pass.

Freezing Level: About 1200 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 20-Aug

Rain developing everywhere, with heavy falls, easing in the south late. Snow lowering to about 600 metres in the south. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies, easing later.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1500 metres, then lowering to 800 metres in the south late.

Valid for Wednesday, 21-Aug

Showers, turning to rain south of Arthurs Pass. Snow to about 600 metres in the south at first. Northwesterlies,strong in exposed places,turning northeast at lower levels.

Freezing Level: About 1100 metres in the north sloping to 700 metres in the south, rising to 1500 metres in the north and 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 22-Aug

Rain, falling as snow to about 1000 metres. Northwesterlies strengthening.

Freezing Level: Becoming 1200 metres everywhere.

Issued: 1:06pm Sunday 18 Aug 2019