Weather Warnings
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Thursday 21 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Rain, possibly heavy. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the evening, and to severe gale about higher ground.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3200m3200m3200m3300m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 15km/h4mm16°C
12:00N 20km/h6mm17°C
18:00N 25km/h34mm18°C
00:00NW 25km/h43mm18°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 35km/h0mm16°C
12:00N 40km/h0mm17°C
18:00NW 45km/h2mm18°C
00:00NW 70km/h0mm16°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 55km/h1mm2°C
12:00N 60km/h3mm3°C
18:00NW 95km/h12mm3°C
00:00NW 105km/h7mm1°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 45km/h4mm-1°C
12:00N 50km/h12mm-1°C
18:00NW 90km/h36mm0°C
00:00NW 95km/h23mm-1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 22 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Rain, possibly heavy at first, gradually clearing. Gale or severe gale northwesterly easing in the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3400m2800m2700m2600m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 15km/h18mm15°C
12:00SW 25km/h4mm16°C
18:00W 20km/h0mm13°C
00:00SW 15km/h0mm10°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 75km/h0mm13°C
12:00NW 50km/h0mm14°C
18:00NW 25km/h0mm13°C
00:00NW 15km/h0mm4°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 105km/h3mm-3°C
12:00NW 80km/h2mm-3°C
18:00W 50km/h0mm-4°C
00:00W 35km/h0mm-8°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 95km/h7mm-6°C
12:00NW 80km/h1mm-7°C
18:00W 25km/h0mm-6°C
00:00SW 50km/h0mm-10°C

Saturday 23 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Partly cloudy

Cloudy periods west of the Divide, but rain developing in the east in the evening, with possible snow to 1800 metres.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m1800m1800m1900m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 15km/h0mm7°C
12:00W 15km/h0mm11°C
18:00NW 5km/h0mm12°C
00:00SE 20km/h0mm13°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h0mm4°C
12:00W 10km/h0mm11°C
18:00S 15km/h1mm7°C
00:00SE 10km/h0mm6°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 25km/h0mm-8°C
12:00W 25km/h0mm-4°C
18:00NW 15km/h0mm-3°C
00:00E 20km/h0mm-6°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 40km/h0mm-14°C
12:00W 15km/h0mm-7°C
18:00NW 15km/h1mm-7°C
00:00SE 40km/h0mm-11°C

Sunday 24 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Occasional rain, about and east of the Divide, easing later. Falling as snow to about 1400m at first. Fine with high cloud in the west. Southeast rising to gale.

Freezing levelLowering to 1600 metres.

Monday 25 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Mainly fine. Strong or gale southeasterlies easing.

Freezing levelRising to 2800 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