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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Thursday 17 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Heavy rain, possibly thundery with hail. Snow lowering to 1200 metres by evening. Severe gale northwesterlies, easing for a time in the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2200m1600m1500m1500m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 25km/h89mm11°C
12:00NW 25km/h34mm7°C
18:00NW 20km/h33mm7°C
00:00NW 5km/h22mm8°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 55km/h81mm5°C
12:00NW 40km/h22mm4°C
18:00NW 40km/h14mm3°C
00:00NW 55km/h4mm1°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 85km/h104mm-8°C
12:00NW 80km/h41mm-9°C
18:00NW 65km/h29mm-9°C
00:00NW 85km/h11mm-12°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 85km/h139mm-11°C
12:00NW 80km/h48mm-12°C
18:00NW 65km/h45mm-12°C
00:00NW 70km/h15mm-15°C

Tomorrow - Friday 18 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls with hail, easing by evening. Snow to 1200 metres. Gale northwesterlies easing late evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1600m1500m1500m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 20km/h19mm6°C
12:00N 20km/h36mm7°C
18:00NE 30km/h22mm6°C
00:00E 30km/h12mm5°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 55km/h5mm3°C
12:00NW 40km/h6mm5°C
18:00N 20km/h2mm6°C
00:00N 25km/h1mm4°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 80km/h11mm-9°C
12:00NW 70km/h17mm-8°C
18:00N 55km/h7mm-8°C
00:00N 55km/h4mm-8°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 75km/h14mm-13°C
12:00N 70km/h36mm-12°C
18:00N 75km/h24mm-13°C
00:00NE 50km/h24mm-13°C

Saturday 19 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Mostly cloudy. Rain developing in the west by evening. Snow to 1000 metres. Gale southeasterlies developing about the tops at night.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1700m1600m1400m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 25km/h0mm5°C
12:00NE 15km/h0mm11°C
18:00SE 30km/h0mm11°C
00:00SE 40km/h0mm11°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 10km/h0mm5°C
12:00S 10km/h0mm4°C
18:00S 15km/h0mm0°C
00:00S 20km/h0mm0°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 60km/h0mm-9°C
12:00SE 10km/h0mm-5°C
18:00S 20km/h0mm-10°C
00:00SE 30km/h0mm-11°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 40km/h1mm-14°C
12:00E 20km/h0mm-10°C
18:00E 45km/h0mm-15°C
00:00SE 50km/h0mm-16°C

Sunday 20 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Showers about and east of the Divide, becoming fine in the west. Snow lowering to 700 metres. Southeasterlies, strong for a time.

Freezing levelLowering to 1000 metres.

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
few-showers

Fine west of the Divide, showers gradually easing in the east. Snow to 500 metres at first. Southeasterlies dying out.

Freezing level800 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