Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Tuesday, 22-Aug

Occasional showers about and south of the Tararua Range. Showers spreading north for a time this afternoon and early evening, possibly heavy and thundery about Whirinaki to Raukumara Forest Parks. Showers falling as snow to 1000 metres. WINDS: Southerlies, strong in exposed places, gradually easing.

Freezing Level: 1000 metres in the south, sloping to 1500 metres in the north. becoming 1200 metres everywhere.

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Aug

Occasional showers, possibly heavy and thundery about Raukumara Forest Parks,all clearing tonight and becoming fine. Showers falling as snow to 1000 metres. WINDS: Southerlies, dying out tomorrow.

Freezing Level: About 1200 metres, gradually rising to 1800 metres tomorrow.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Aug

Mainly fine. Winds mainly light, northwesterlies developing about Egmont National Park and the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: 1600 metres but 2000 metres in the south.

Valid for Friday, 25-Aug

Mainly fine, areas of morning and night cloud. Northerlies, but strong northwesterly about the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: About 1600 metres, rising to 1900 metres.

Valid for Saturday, 26-Aug

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon and evening showers. Northerlies, but strong northwesterly about the Tararua Range.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres.

Issued: 12:35pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

South Island

Valid for Tuesday, 22-Aug

Kahurangi National Park: Fine, but cloud and isolated showers in the north and west gradually clearing. Kaikoura ranges and the Southern Alps: Fine, but cloud developing about western slopes south of Mt Cook this evening. Fiordland National Park: Fine at first, then cloud increasing and a few showers developing about the fiords. WINDS: Southerlies turning gradually westerly.

Freezing Level: 1200 metres, rising to 1500 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Aug

Kahurangi National Park: Fine, but scattered showers in the north and west, spreading elsewhere tonight. Kaikoura ranges: Fine. The Southern Alps: Fine, but cloud developing about western slopes this evening and a few showers from late tomorrow morning. Fiordland National Park: Cloud increasing and a few showers developing about the fiords this evening. Showers turning to rain tomorrow and spreading throughout. WINDS: Northwesterlies developing this evening, rising to gale about Fiordland National Park tomorrow afternoon.

Freezing Level: About 1500 metres, rising to 2000 metres in the east tomorrow evening.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Aug

Rain in Fiordland, a few showers in the west, snow down to 1300 metres at first. Mainly fine in the east and north. Northwesterlies, becoming strong or gale in the south.

Freezing Level: 1600 metres in the west, 2000 metres in the east.

Valid for Friday, 25-Aug

Periods of rain in the west, south of about Mount Cook, occasional showers furher north, with snow down to 1400 metres. High cloud in the east. Strong or gale northwesterlies, easing later.

Freezing Level: 1600 metres in the west, 2000 metres in the east.

Valid for Saturday, 26-Aug

Periods of rain, heavy falls possible about and west of the Divide, but clearing in Fiordland. Snow down to 1500 metres. Northwesterly becoming strong or gale.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres, but 1600 metres in fiordland.

Issued: 12:35pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017