Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Tuesday, 11-May

Raukumara to Ruahine ranges: Cloudy with occasional rain or drizzle, becoming more persistent this evening. Egmont and Tongariro National Parks, and the Tararua range: Cloudy with showers. Showers turning to rain this afternoon or evening, with heavy falls. WINDS: Gale northwesterlies, rising to severe gale

Freezing Level: About 3200 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 12-May

Rain easing to showers in the morning, then becoming confined to the Raukumara and Huiarau Ranges. Snow to 1000 metres for a time in the south. WINDS:Northwesterlies changing to southeast gales in the morning, easing at night.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, lowering to 1400 metres in the south and east.

Valid for Thursday, 13-May

Mainly fine, cloud in the east, and a few showers about the Raukumara and Huiarau Ranges, gradually clearing. WINDS:Southeasterlies dying out.

Freezing Level: 2400 metres in the west, 1600 metres in the east.

Valid for Friday, 14-May

Mainly fine. WINDS:Northwesterlies developing.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3200 metres in the west and south, and 2200 metres in the northeast.

Issued: 2:31am Tuesday 11 May 2021

South Island

Valid for Tuesday, 11-May

Kaikoura ranges: Cloudy with occasional rain. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, and the Southern Alps: Periods of rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, turning to snow about the Alps tonight. Fiordland: Rain, heavy at times, turning to snow this evening and easing to snow showers late evening. WINDS: Severe gale northwesterlies, turning strong southerly from the south this afternoon and evening.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres, lowering to 900 metres in the east and south this evening.

Valid for Wednesday, 12-May

Snow in the east, falling as rain below 1000 metres north of Arthurs Pass. Clearing in the morning then becoming fine, but drizzle persists about the the Kaikoura ranges until evening. WINDS:Southerlies, strong in exposed places, dying out.

Freezing Level: Becoming 1600 metres everywhere.

Valid for Thursday, 13-May

Mainly fine, Early cloud about the Kaikoura ranges, then cloud developing in the west, with late drizzle in Fiordland. WINDS:Light winds, but northwesterlies developing in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres.

Valid for Friday, 14-May

Fine in the east, cloud increasing in the west, with drizzle spreading north, rain about the Fiords late. WINDS:Northerlies rising to gale or severe gale.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, lowering to 2800 metres in fiordland.

Issued: 2:31am Tuesday 11 May 2021