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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Wednesday 28 June

Issued at: 8:18pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
few-showers

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the west.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1600m1600m1600m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 5km/h0mm8°C
12:00E calm0mm9°C
18:00E 5km/h0mm9°C
00:00E 5km/h0mm8°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 5km/h0mm5°C
12:00NE calm0mm5°C
18:00NW calm0mm6°C
00:00NW 5km/h0mm5°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 25km/h0mm-8°C
12:00SW calm0mm-2°C
18:00NW 15km/h0mm-7°C
00:00N 10km/h0mm-6°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 20km/h0mm-11°C
12:00W 5km/h0mm-6°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm-10°C
00:00NW 10km/h0mm-10°C

Tomorrow - Thursday 29 June

Issued at: 8:18pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
partly-cloudy

Partly cloudy with occasional showers, mainly in the west. Areas of fog in the morning.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1500m1500m1500m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 10km/h0mm6°C
12:00NE 10km/h0mm7°C
18:00E 10km/h0mm6°C
00:00E 15km/h0mm6°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 15km/h0mm1°C
12:00NW 10km/h0mm5°C
18:00N 15km/h0mm3°C
00:00N 35km/h0mm2°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h0mm-11°C
12:00NW 25km/h0mm-7°C
18:00NW 45km/h0mm-10°C
00:00NW 65km/h0mm-11°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 20km/h0mm-12°C
12:00N 20km/h0mm-13°C
18:00N 25km/h0mm-12°C
00:00N 40km/h0mm-14°C

Friday 30 June

Issued at: 8:18pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
windy

Rain setting in early morning with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible. Snow down to 1100 metres for a time. Northerly rising to gale in the morning, severe for a time.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1500m1800m1900m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 20km/h12mm6°C
12:00NE 20km/h10mm5°C
18:00NE 30km/h33mm5°C
00:00N 20km/h66mm11°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 35km/h1mm4°C
12:00N 70km/h1mm1°C
18:00N 65km/h9mm3°C
00:00NW 35km/h13mm10°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 75km/h4mm-9°C
12:00N 90km/h4mm-12°C
18:00N 90km/h16mm-10°C
00:00NW 65km/h28mm-6°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 75km/h18mm-14°C
12:00N 90km/h17mm-15°C
18:00N 90km/h44mm-16°C
00:00N 65km/h80mm-10°C

Saturday 1 July 2017

Issued at: 2:18pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
windy

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Snow to about 1400 metres. Northeasterlies, severe gale in exposed places, easing late.

Freezing levelLowering to 1600 metres.

Sunday 2 July 2017

Issued at: 2:18pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
showers

Rain turning to showers. Snow to 1300 metres at first. Northeasterlies dying out.

Freezing levelAbout 1600 metres.

Note

  1. At altitudes above the free air freezing level, precipitation falls as snow and quantity is approximately ten times the water equivalent. That is, 1 mm rain corresponds to about 1 cm snow.
  2. However, the distance to which snow falls below the free air freezing level can vary between a few tens of metres and about 1000 metres, depending upon certain weather conditions. This snow level will be indicated in the worded part of the forecast.
  3. Indication of severe gale may be found in the spot forecasts and/or the worded forecasts.
  4. The precipitation amount is for the 6 hours up to the hour, i.e. at 3pm it will be the total accumulation from 9am until 3pm.

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Severe Weather Information for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park