Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 23-Jul

Occasional showers, possibly heavy from the volcanoes southwards. Snow to 1000 metres in the south. WINDS: Gale westerlies south of the volcanoes, otherwise strong westerlies. Changing southerly south of the volcanoes this evening.

Freezing Level: About 1400 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 24-Jul

Occasional showers, possibly heavy from the volcanoes southwards. Snow to 1000 metres in the south. WINDS: Westerlies, strong to gale in exposed places about and south of Ruahine ranges, changing southerly there tonight.

Freezing Level: About 1300 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 25-Jul

Isolated showers. Snow flurries to 1200 metres but 1000 metres in the south. Southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres but 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 26-Jul

A few showers, clearing north of the Kaweka range later. Snow to 1200 metres. Westerlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1800 metres for a time.

Valid for Friday, 27-Jul

A few showers spreading north, snow falling to 1200 metres. Westerlies rising to gale about the Tararua ranges.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres.

Issued: 01:37pm Monday, 23-Jul-2018

South Island

Valid for Monday, 23-Jul

Kaikoura Ranges: Occasional snow showers. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Snow showers, some heavy. The Southern Alps: Snow showers, some heavy, clearing western slopes this morning and easing elsewhere. Fiordland: Occasional snow showers. WINDS: Gale westerlies north of Mount Cook this morning, otherwise strong southeasterlies, but gale about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: About 1400 metres in the north, sloping to 900 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 24-Jul

Kaikoura Ranges, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Occasional snow showers, some heavy. The Southern Alps: Fine about the western slopes. Isolated snow showers in the east, clearing south of Mt Cook overnight tonight. Fiordland: Fine weather. WINDS: Southeasterlies, strong to gale in exposed places north of Mt Cook, easing tomorrow.

Freezing Level: About 1200 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 25-Jul

Fine at first. Rain developing later west of the Divide, with snow to 600 metres in the south. Westerlies developing.

Freezing Level: 1200 metres in the west and 800 metres in the southeast.

Valid for Thursday, 26-Jul

Rain west of the Divide, easing to showers. Rain briefly spreading east. Snow to 800 metres in the south. Westerlies, strong in the north.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1400 metres in the north and 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Friday, 27-Jul

Showers west of the Main Divide, snow to 1200 metres but 800 metres in the south. Westerlies, strong or gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres in the north but 1200 metres in the south.

Issued: 01:37pm Monday, 23-Jul-2018