Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Sunday, 20-Oct

Fine apart from morning and evening cloud, and isolated morning showers about Mount Taranaki and Tararua Range. Winds: Northwesterlies, rising to gale about the Tararua Range this evening.

Freezing Level: 2800 metres, lowering to 2000 metres in the west and south this evening.>

Valid for Monday, 21-Oct

Mostly cloudy in the west today with a few showers about the Tararua range. Fine in the east. Showers in the west tomorrow, but fine in the east apart from isolated afternoon showers. Winds: Northwesterlies, rising to gale about the Tararua Range this evening and elsewhere tomorrow.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres, lowering to 2000 metres but 1600 metres in the south tomorrow.

Valid for Tuesday, 22-Oct

A few showers, becoming widespread in the evening. Snow lowering to 1400 metres about and south of the volcanoes for a time. Strong or gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: 1700 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Oct

Showers clearing late. Snow possible to 1000 metres at first. Winds turning strong or gale southwesterly, then easing late.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1200 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Oct

A few showers, turning to rain for a time, with snow down to 1300 metres. Westerlies, rising to gale for a time.

Freezing Level: About 1600 metres.

Issued: 1:23pm Sunday 20 Oct 2019

South Island

Valid for Sunday, 20-Oct

Kaikoura ranges: Fine. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Cloudy periods and a few showers. Southern Alps: Showers, turning to heavy rain for a time this afternoon and evening with possible thunderstorms and snow to 1200 metres. Fiordland: Rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing to a few showers for a time this afternoon. Snow lowering to 1000 metres. Winds: Northwesterlies, rising to gale south of Mount Aspiring this morning, and and spreading north to Nelson Lakes from afternoon.

Freezing Level: 2300 metres in the north, sloping to 1600 metres in the south, gradually lowering to 1200 metres in the south this evening.

Valid for Monday, 21-Oct

Kaikoura ranges: Fine. Brief rain tomorrow morning, then isolated afternoon showers. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks: Cloud increasing and rain developing overnight with some heavy falls. Turning to showers tomorrow late afternoon. Southern Alps: A few showers turning to rain this afternoon or evening with possible thunderstorms. Turning to showers tomorrow morning and snow lowering to 1000 metres tomorrow. Fiordland: Periods of rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms and snow to 1500 metres. Turning to frequent snow showers overnight tonight, some heavy with hail. Winds: Northwesterlies, gale south of Mount Cook, spreading north to Nelson Lakes this evening. Turning lighter southwesterly tomorrow.

Freezing Level: 2400 metres in the north, sloping to 1600 metres in the south. lowering to 1000 metres in the south and 1600 metres in the north tomorrow morning.

Valid for Tuesday, 22-Oct

Sleety showers, turning to rain for a time in the afternoon, then snow in the evening. Strong or gale southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: 1400 metres in the north, sloping to 1000 metres in the south.

Valid for Wednesday, 23-Oct

Showers north of Arthur's Pass and about Fiordland, clearing in the north.Mainly fine elsewhere. Strong or gale southwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1400 metres.

Valid for Thursday, 24-Oct

Snow or sleet at first, turning to rain, and easing to isolated showers later. Gale westerly turning southwest later.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1100 metres.

Issued: 1:23pm Sunday 20 Oct 2019