Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Friday, 20-Sep

Raukumara to Tararua Forest Park: Fine at first, but a few showers developing from late morning, mainly in the east. Showers increasing this evening. Egmont and Tongariro National Parks: Mainly fine, but afternoon shower or two possible about Tongariro National Park. Winds: Southerlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 2600 metres in the west sloping to 2000 metres in the east. lowering to 1600 metres in the east this morning or afternoon.

Valid for Saturday, 21-Sep

Cloud and a few showers about the eastern ranges, gradually easing with fine breaks. Mainly fine elsewhere. Southerlies easing.

Freezing Level: Rising everywhere to 2700 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 22-Sep

Increasing cloud in the west, fine in the east. Winds tending light westerly.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 23-Sep

Cloudy with occasional rain developing, becoming more persistent about the Tararua range. Northwesterlies becoming strong, possibly gale in the south.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2400 metres.

Issued: 4:20am Friday 20 Sep 2019

South Island

Valid for Friday, 20-Sep

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Park: Manly fine, but isolated afternoon showers possible about Kahurangi National Park. Kaikoura ranges: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers possible in the south this afternoon and evening. The Southern Alps: Fine, but some morning cloud in the east with possible afternoon shower north of Arthurs Pass. Fiordland mountains: Areas of morning cloud then fine. Winds: South to southeast winds gradually dying out today. Northwesterlies developing about Fiordland tonight.

Freezing Level: About 2400 metres in the west, sloping to 1600 metres in the east, then rising to 2600 metres everywhere today.

Valid for Saturday, 21-Sep

Cloud increasing about and west of the Divide, with light rain south of the glaciers from afternoon. Fine in the east. Winds mainly light, but northwesterlies becoming strong about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2800 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 22-Sep

Cloudy in the west with light rain from Arthur's Pass southwards. More persistent rain about Fiordland by evening with snow to 1000 metres. Fine with high cloud in the east. Northwesterlies becoming strong, possibly gale in the south.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, but lowering to 1400 metres in the west from arthur's pass to fiordland.

Valid for Monday, 23-Sep

Rain, with likely heavy falls, spreading north about and west of the Divide,with snow to 1200 metres. Scattered falls in the east. Gale northwesterlies, changing lighter westerly south of Arthur's Pass later.

Freezing Level: Becoming 2200 metres sloping to 1200 metres south of mt cook later.

Issued: 4:20am Friday 20 Sep 2019