Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Saturday, 22-Jun

Egmont and Tongariro National Parks, also Tararua Forest Park: Cloud increasing with occasional rain developing about Mt Taranaki this morning, falling as snow above 1600 metres. Scattered showers developing elsewhere this evening. Remaining North Island mountain areas: Mainly fine, with high cloud increasing from the evening. WINDS: Northerly, becoming strong about Mt Taranaki in the evening.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 23-Jun

Rain developing, heavy at times in the west and about the central plateau. Snow to 1700 metres. WINDS:Strong northerlies, possibly gale for a time.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 24-Jun

Rain, heavy about ranges in the northeast, but clearing in the south. WINDS:North to northeasterlies, rising to gale late about ranges in the northeast.

Freezing Level: About 2200 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 25-Jun

Rain, heavy at times. Snow to 1700 metres. WINDS:Gale northeasterlies, gradually changing gale south to southwesterlies, possibly severe.

Freezing Level: About 2000 metres.

Issued: 2:41am Saturday 22 Jun 2024

South Island

Valid for Saturday, 22-Jun

Nelson Lakes, Kahurangi National Parks and the Southern Alps north of Mt Cook: Cloud increasing with occasional rain developing this morning, with snow above 1500 metres at first, then becoming persistent and heavy about Kahurangi National Park. Remaining South Island mountain areas: Occasional rain, clearing this evening. WINDS: Northerlies.

Freezing Level: About 1800 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 23-Jun

Periods of rain for most areas, persistent and heavy in the north, snow to 1600 metres. Mostly cloudy but dry in Fiordland. WINDS:East to northeasterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 1900 metres, lowering to 1500 metres in canterbury high country.

Valid for Monday, 24-Jun

Periods of rain north of Arthur's Pass, snow to 1600 metres. Cloudy periods elsewhere, with isolated showers in the east. WINDS:East to northeasterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 1900 metres, but 1500 metres in canterbury high country.

Valid for Tuesday, 25-Jun

Rain in the northeast including the Kaikoura ranges, possibly heavy, snow to 1600 metres. Cloudy with scattered rain elsewhere in the east, mainly fine in the west. WINDS:Strong southerlies developing north of Arthurs Pass, gale about the Kaikoura ranges. Mainly light winds to the south.

Freezing Level: About 1900 metres, but 1500 metres in canterbury high country.

Issued: 2:41am Saturday 22 Jun 2024