Brief Mountain Forecast for all New Zealand

North Island

Valid for Friday, 28-Jan

Mainly fine, apart from cloud and the odd shower in the east this morning. WINDS: Southerlies, dying out this afternoon.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Saturday, 29-Jan

Mainly fine. WINDS: Light winds. Strong northwesterlies developing about the Tararua Forest Park tomorrow evening.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Sunday, 30-Jan

Mainly fine. Areas of morning cloud from the Raukumara to Kaweka Range. WINDS:Mainly light. Strong northwesterlies about the Tararua Range turning lighter southeast in the evening.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Monday, 31-Jan

Mainly fine. Cloudy periods and a few showers from the Raukumara to Kaweka Range. WINDS:Light winds.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Valid for Tuesday, 01-Feb

Areas of morning cloud otherwise fine. WINDS:Light. Northerlies developing about the Tararuas.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Issued: 1:21pm Friday 28 Jan 2022

South Island

Valid for Friday, 28-Jan

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also Southern Alps: Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing to fine with some high cloud in the east in the afternoon. Kaikoura ranges : Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing to fine with some high cloud in the afternoon. Mount Aspiring and Fiordland: Mostly fine. Some cloud and drizzle developing about the Fiords this evening. WINDS: Strong southwesterly, easing this afternoon. Northwesterlies developing about Fiordland this evening.

Freezing Level: 3500 metres, sloping to 3000 metres in the south, rising to above 3500 metres everywhere this evening.

Valid for Saturday, 29-Jan

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, also Southern Alps: Cloudy periods, but mainly fine during the afternoons. Kaikoura ranges : Becoming fine this afternoon. Mount Aspiring and Fiordland: Fine at first. Becoming cloudy with drizzle developing about the Fiords this evening. WINDS: Northwesterlies developing this afternoon, rising to gale in exposed places in Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park later tomorrow.

Freezing Level: 3500 metres, sloping to 3000 metres in the south, rising to above 3500 metres everywhere this evening.

Valid for Sunday, 30-Jan

Patchy rain or drizzle south of Nelson Lakes National Park becoming confined to Fiordland in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. WINDS:Northwesterlies, gale in exposed places south of Mt Aspiring, dying out in the afternoon.

Freezing Level: 3500 metres or above.

Valid for Monday, 31-Jan

Showers about Fiordland clearing at night. Elsewhere, scattered showers during the afternoon and evening south of Nelson Lakes National Park, otherwise mainly fine. WINDS:Northerlies developing in Fiordland, otherwise light winds.

Freezing Level: 3500 metres or above.

Valid for Tuesday, 01-Feb

Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. WINDS:Northerlies developing, rising to gale south of Mt Aspiring.

Freezing Level: Above 3500 metres.

Issued: 1:21pm Friday 28 Jan 2022