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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Tuesday 20 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
windy

Rain spreading west during morning, with heavy falls for midday. Snow gradually lowering to 1100 metres. Southeasterly rising to gale in the morning, and severe gale for a time.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2800m2800m2000m2000m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 15km/h0mm15°C
12:00SE 50km/h2mm15°C
18:00SE 80km/h11mm14°C
00:00SE 60km/h12mm14°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 5km/h6mm9°C
12:00SE 20km/h12mm6°C
18:00SE 25km/h12mm3°C
00:00S 25km/h16mm2°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 15km/h6mm-1°C
12:00SE 65km/h13mm-8°C
18:00SE 110km/h18mm-12°C
00:00SE 45km/h21mm-9°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 30km/h1mm-7°C
12:00SE 65km/h6mm-12°C
18:00SE 110km/h27mm-15°C
00:00SE 75km/h20mm-12°C

Tomorrow - Wednesday 21 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
windy

Rain, with some heavy falls, and snow to 1100 metres at first, easing evening. Gale southeasterlies easing in the morning.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1700m1900m1800m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 50km/h11mm13°C
12:00SE 25km/h4mm13°C
18:00S 25km/h4mm13°C
00:00SE 30km/h4mm12°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 25km/h14mm1°C
12:00S 15km/h6mm2°C
18:00S 20km/h5mm2°C
00:00S 15km/h3mm3°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 65km/h15mm-12°C
12:00SE 25km/h8mm-9°C
18:00SE 30km/h7mm-9°C
00:00SE 25km/h5mm-9°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 65km/h16mm-14°C
12:00SE 40km/h5mm-13°C
18:00S 35km/h11mm-12°C
00:00S 40km/h6mm-14°C

Thursday 22 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
partly-cloudy

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m2800m3000m3100m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 20km/h0mm13°C
12:00NW 10km/h0mm14°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm15°C
00:00SW 5km/h0mm15°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h0mm4°C
12:00E calm0mm12°C
18:00W 15km/h0mm15°C
00:00NW 20km/h0mm13°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 15km/h1mm-7°C
12:00SE 5km/h0mm3°C
18:00W 25km/h0mm2°C
00:00W 30km/h0mm0°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 35km/h0mm-13°C
12:00S 10km/h0mm-1°C
18:00W 15km/h0mm0°C
00:00W 25km/h0mm-2°C

Friday 23 February 2018

Issued at: 1:58pm Monday 19 Feb 2018
few-showers

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon showers. Light winds, southwesterly about the tops.

Freezing levelRising to 3400 metres.

Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at: 1:58pm Monday 19 Feb 2018
windy

Cloudy periods, isolated afternoon showers. Gale or severe gale northwesterly developing.

Freezing levelRising above 3500 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