Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Tuesday, 25-Feb

Raukumara to Kaweka ranges: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Egmont and Tongariro National Parks: Fine. Ruahine and Tararua ranges: Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. Winds: Southeasterlies, strong north of Kaweka Forest Park, gradually easing.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 26-Feb

Areas of morning and evening cloud, otherwise fine, but a few showers east of Kaweka Forest Park. Isolated afternoon and evening showers elsewhere. Light winds,northerlies developing later.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 27-Feb

Fine, apart from morning and evening cloud and isolated afternoon showers. Northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Friday, 28-Feb

Fine, apart from morning and evening cloud and isolated afternoon showers. Northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 2:59am Tuesday 25 Feb 2020

South Island

Valid for Tuesday, 25-Feb

The Kaikoura ranges, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, and the Southern Alps: Mainly fine. A few cloudy areas this morning and evening. Fiordland: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain. Winds: West to northwest winds south of Mt Cook, strong in Fiordland. Light winds elsewhere.

Freezing Level: 3500 metres sloping to 3000 metres in the far south.

Valid for Wednesday, 26-Feb

Showers in Fiordland. Elsewhere mainly fine apart from morning and evening cloud and isolated afternoon showers south of Arthurs Pass.Northwesterlies picking up, gale south of Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: 3200 metres in the south, above 3500 metres elsewhere.

Valid for Thursday, 27-Feb

Becoming cloudy, with showers developing in the morning, turning to rain from afternoon, possibly heavy south of Arthurs Pass. Gale northwesterlies, rising to severe gale south of Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres in the south, above 3500 metres elsewhere.

Valid for Friday, 28-Feb

Rain or showers for most, with snow lowering to 2500 metres about Mount Aspiring and to 2000 metres in Fiordland. Gale northwesterlies,but severe gale south of Mount Cook.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres in the north, lowering to 2200 metres in fiordland.

Issued: 2:59am Tuesday 25 Feb 2020