Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Sep

Raukumara to Whirinaki Forest Park: Cloudy. Occasional showers, turning to rain at night. Remaining mountain parks: Scattered showers. Rain spreading north this morning and afternoon with heavy falls about the Tararua Range and Egmont National Park. WINDS: Gale northwesterlies, severe gale about the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: Around 3000 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Sep

Rain with heavy falls, easing to showers later. WINDS:Gale or severe gale northwesterlies.

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

Valid for Friday, 25-Sep

A few showers, frequent for a time around afternoon. WINDS:Gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres in the north, sloping to 2000 metres in the south. lowering to 2300 metres in the north for a time.

Valid for Saturday, 26-Sep

Becoming cloudy, and showers increasing. WINDS:Gale northwesterlies, rising to severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres everywhere.

Issued: 2:07am Wednesday 23 Sep 2020

South Island

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Sep

Kaikoura ranges : Occasional rain clearing in the evening. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also Southern Alps: Heavy rain, easing to showers from morning and afternoon, and becoming isolated about the Southern Alps. Fiordland National Park: Occasional showers, some heavy and possibly thundery this evening, and snow to 1300 metres. WINDS: Gale northwesterlies, severe north of the Southern Alps this morning.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres in the north sloping to 2000 metres in the south. lowering to 1600 metres in the south this evening.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Sep

Rain, but only brief scattered falls for Kaikoura ranges. Snow to 1500 metres, but to 1300 metres south of Arthur's Pass. WINDS:Strong to gale northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2000 metres in the north, sloping to 1600 metres in the south.

Valid for Friday, 25-Sep

Rain, possibly heavy at times, easing to a few showers later. Dry about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow to 1200 metres south of Arthur's Pass at first. WINDS:Strong westerlies.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1800 metres in the north and to 1000 metres in the far south.

Valid for Saturday, 26-Sep

A few showers, turning to rain later. Snow to 2400 metres in the north, sloping to 1400 metres in the far south. WINDS:Northerlies rising to severe gale.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2700 metres in the north and to 1600 metres in the south.

Issued: 2:07am Wednesday 23 Sep 2020