Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Monday, 10-Aug

Raukumara Forest Park to Te Urewera, also Tararua Forest Park: Fine in the east. Cloudy periods and the odd shower possible about the western slopes. Remaining mountain parks Cloudy with isolated showers but fine about the peaks. WINDS: West to southwest winds, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2000 metres this morning.

Valid for Tuesday, 11-Aug

Rain developing from afternoon, heavy at times about and north of Kaweka Forest Park, with snow to 2000 metres. Remaining dry about the Tararua Forest Park until evening. Westerlies easing in the morning, then strong or gale northeasterlies developing.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2600 metres.

Valid for Wednesday, 12-Aug

Morning rain then fine spells south of the Kaweka Range and about the volcanoes. Rain further north and northeast with heavy falls and snow to around 2000 metres, easing later. Winds changing strong southeasterly, gale for a time in the east.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1800 metres but 1400 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 13-Aug

Rain in the northeast, with snow to 1600 metres, clearing and becoming mainly fine throughout. Southerlies easing and turning westerly.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres throughout.

Issued: 3:39am Monday 10 Aug 2020

South Island

Valid for Monday, 10-Aug

Kaikoura Ranges: Fine weather. Nelson Lakes National Park and the southern Alps: Cloudy with occasional showers west of the main divide. Fine in the east. Showers becoming isolated this afternoon. Fiordland: Cloudy with occasional showers. WINDS: Strong west to southwest winds, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: About 1400 metres, rising to 2000 metres in the north this evening.

Valid for Tuesday, 11-Aug

Becoming mainly fine, apart from showers in Fiordland. Southwesterlies,strong or gale in Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2600 metres in the north, but remaining 1200 metres in the south.

Valid for Wednesday, 12-Aug

Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers in southern Fiordland. Strong or gale southwesterlies about higher grounds, light winds otherwise.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres in the north and to 1000 metres in the south.

Valid for Thursday, 13-Aug

Fine west of the Divide, apart from snow showers in Fiordland. Elsewhere, snow showers spreading north, mixing with rain below 1000 metres north of Mt Cook. Strong southerlies developing.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1200 metres in the north and west but 600 metres in the south.

Issued: 3:39am Monday 10 Aug 2020