Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 17-Apr

Raukumara Forest Park to Kaimanawa Forest Park: Mainly fine today. Showers tomorrow, clearing in the evening. Remaining North Island mountain areas: A few showers, becoming frequent this evening, possibly thundery about Egmont National Park and the Tararua Range. Snow lowering to 1500 metres for a time. Showers clearing tomorrow afternoon. WINDS: Westerlies, gale in exposed places, turning lighter southwest tomorrow morning.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, lowering to 2000 metres for a time tomorrow.

Valid for Sunday, 18-Apr

Cloudy periods, with isolated showers about the volcanoes. Late showers for Ruahine and Tararua range. Fine in the northeast. WINDS:Westerlies, strong south of the volcanoes.

Freezing Level: Rising to about 3000 metres everywhere.

Valid for Monday, 19-Apr

Cloudy periods, showers about and south of the volcanoes. Fine in the northeast. WINDS:Westerlies, strong south of the volcanoes at first.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 20-Apr

Cloud increasing. A few early showers for the Tararua Range, and late rain about the Raukumara Range late. WINDS:Winds turning northeast and strengthening late.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 12:48pm Friday 16 Apr 2021

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 17-Apr

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, and the Southern Alps: Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms spreading north, followed by a few showers, clearing tomorrow. Kaikoura ranges : Showers developing this evening, with possible hail, and snow to 1200 metres. Showers clearing tomorrow afternoon. Fiordland National Park: Scattered showers, with snow to 1000 metres today. Showers turning to rain tomorrow evening. WINDS: Westerlies, gale in exposed places, turning lighter southwest this evening. Westerlies rising to gale in Fiordland again tomorrow evening.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres in the north lowering to 2000 metres today. 1200 metres in the south, rising to 2000 metres tomorrow.

Valid for Sunday, 18-Apr

Fine about the Kaikoura ranges. Showers elsewhere, with rain at first for Fiordland. Snow to 1400 metres in the south. WINDS:Strong westerlies, gale south of Mt Cook.

Freezing Level: 2600 metres in the north sloping to 1800 metres in the south.

Valid for Monday, 19-Apr

Fine about the Kaikoura ranges. Showers elsewhere, clearing Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks later. Snow to 1600 metres in the south at first. WINDS:Westerlies, gale at first.

Freezing Level: 2700 metres in the north and rising to 2400 metres in the south.

Valid for Tuesday, 20-Apr

Showers about the Alps and Fiordland, becoming isolated about the Alps. Cloudy periods for Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks with isolated showers possible. Fine about the Kaikoura ranges. WINDS:Winds turning northwest, gale about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres in the north and to 2600 metres in the south.

Issued: 12:48pm Friday 16 Apr 2021