Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Tuesday, 27-Oct

Rain south of Tongariro National Park, with heavy falls about the Tararua Range, spreading elsewhere this afternoon. Rain easing about the Tararua range tonight. WINDS: Northwesterlies, gale about the Tararua Range, changing southerly this morning and afternoon.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres, lowering to 2400 metres in the south this evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 28-Oct

Rain easing. Dry for the Tararua Ranges, with morning cloud clearing. WINDS:Light winds.

Freezing Level: Becoming 2900 metres everywhere.

Valid for Thursday, 29-Oct

Mostly cloudy with showers, especially in the afternoon. Dry for the Tararua and Ruahine ranges. WINDS:Light winds.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Valid for Friday, 30-Oct

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. WINDS:Northwesterlies developing, becoming strong south of the volcanoes later.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres.

Issued: 2:13am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

South Island

Valid for Tuesday, 27-Oct

Kaikoura ranges, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Park: Rain, some heavy falls, easing to isolated showers tonight. Southern Alps: Rain north of Mount Cook, clearing this morning, then fine spells. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Fiordland : Fine, apart from areas of cloud morning and night. WINDS: Northwesterlies, but southeasterly at low levels, changing southeast everywhere this morning.

Freezing Level: Around 3000 metres, sloping to 1800 metres in the south, rising to 3000 metres in the south this evening, but lowering to 1400 metres about the kaikoura ranges.

Valid for Wednesday, 28-Oct

Areas of low cloud morning and night, otherwise fine. WINDS:Light winds.

Freezing Level: About 3100 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 29-Oct

Areas of morning cloud, then fine with high cloud developing. Late drizzle for western Fiordland. WINDS:Light winds at first then northwesterlies developing, strong in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: About 3100 metres.

Valid for Friday, 30-Oct

Rain developing, heavy south of Arthur's Pass. Remaining dry about Kaikoura ranges with thickening high cloud. WINDS:Northwesterlies rising to gale, possibly severe gale about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: 3200 metres lowering to 2800 metres in the west.

Issued: 2:13am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020