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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Tuesday 24 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Cloudy periods. Few showers with snow possibly to 800 metres. Westerlies, gale at times about the tops.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1300m1100m1100m1000m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 15km/h0mm4°C
12:00W 15km/h1mm5°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm2°C
00:00SW 25km/h0mm2°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 10km/h0mm1°C
12:00NW 15km/h0mm1°C
18:00NW 15km/h0mm0°C
00:00NW 10km/h0mm0°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 45km/h1mm-13°C
12:00NW 65km/h2mm-16°C
18:00W 60km/h5mm-17°C
00:00W 65km/h0mm-18°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 55km/h0mm-18°C
12:00W 75km/h0mm-20°C
18:00W 50km/h0mm-18°C
00:00W 75km/h0mm-22°C

Tomorrow - Wednesday 25 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, clearing late. Snow lowering to 600 metres. Strong westerlies, changing gale southwest, possibly severe about the tops.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1000m900m800m800m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 5km/h1mm4°C
12:00W 20km/h6mm2°C
18:00SW 20km/h2mm-1°C
00:00SW 25km/h0mm-3°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h0mm0°C
12:00W 20km/h3mm-1°C
18:00W 20km/h4mm-3°C
00:00SW 10km/h0mm-5°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h3mm-16°C
12:00W 50km/h7mm-16°C
18:00W 45km/h6mm-16°C
00:00SW 30km/h0mm-19°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 60km/h2mm-19°C
12:00W 75km/h7mm-22°C
18:00W 40km/h3mm-20°C
00:00SW 60km/h0mm-25°C

Thursday 26 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Showers developing in the afternoon, with snow to 1000 metres. Gale southwesterlies, possibly severe about the tops.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
700m1000m1400m1400m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 40km/h1mm-3°C
12:00W 30km/h2mm0°C
18:00W 35km/h28mm3°C
00:00SW 25km/h3mm2°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 25km/h1mm-5°C
12:00NW 40km/h1mm-1°C
18:00W 35km/h13mm2°C
00:00W 25km/h1mm0°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 65km/h2mm-19°C
12:00NW 65km/h5mm-15°C
18:00W 60km/h30mm-11°C
00:00W 50km/h5mm-12°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 95km/h1mm-24°C
12:00W 85km/h1mm-19°C
18:00W 70km/h23mm-15°C
00:00SW 60km/h4mm-16°C

Friday 27 September 2019

Issued at: 11:55am Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Cloud increasing with isolated showers. Southwesterlies, gale about the tops at times.

Freezing levelRising to 1600 metres.

Saturday 28 September 2019

Issued at: 11:55am Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Showers turning to rain, possibly heavy. Snow to about 1600 metres for a time. metres. Westerlies, gale or severe gale about the tops.

Freezing levelRising to 2000 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