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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Friday 19 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Windy

Cloud increasing, isolated showers developing at night. Northwesterlies rising to gale about the tops by evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3300m3300m3000m2500m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 5km/h0mm12°C
12:00NW 5km/h0mm12°C
18:00SE 5km/h0mm13°C
00:00NE 10km/h0mm12°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 25km/h0mm11°C
12:00NW 35km/h0mm12°C
18:00NW 35km/h0mm11°C
00:00N 40km/h0mm11°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 55km/h0mm-5°C
12:00NW 60km/h0mm-5°C
18:00NW 60km/h0mm-5°C
00:00NW 65km/h0mm-5°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h0mm-6°C
12:00NW 40km/h0mm-8°C
18:00NW 45km/h0mm-9°C
00:00N 40km/h1mm-8°C

Tomorrow - Saturday 20 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Windy

Rain, heavy at times and possibly thundery with hail in the west in the evening. Snow lowering to about 1500 metres. Gale northerlies, severe about the tops, easing afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2400m2300m1800m1700m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 15km/h11mm12°C
12:00W 10km/h46mm14°C
18:00NW 5km/h4mm11°C
00:00SW calm16mm10°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 70km/h4mm12°C
12:00NW 45km/h13mm11°C
18:00NW 40km/h0mm4°C
00:00NW 5km/h5mm6°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 105km/h8mm-5°C
12:00NW 80km/h24mm-7°C
18:00NW 60km/h3mm-8°C
00:00NW 30km/h13mm-7°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 75km/h15mm-9°C
12:00NW 60km/h51mm-9°C
18:00NW 45km/h0mm-10°C
00:00NW 30km/h10mm-10°C

Sunday 21 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Rain

Rain in the east with snow above 1400 metres, easing evening. A few showers in the west, clearing to a fine in the morning.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1800m1900m2300m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 20km/h0mm12°C
12:00S 20km/h0mm13°C
18:00SE 35km/h0mm12°C
00:00SE 30km/h0mm13°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 15km/h1mm3°C
12:00SE 20km/h3mm2°C
18:00SE 20km/h1mm2°C
00:00S 15km/h2mm3°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 25km/h1mm-8°C
12:00SE 35km/h4mm-9°C
18:00SE 40km/h1mm-10°C
00:00SE 35km/h2mm-8°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 40km/h1mm-13°C
12:00S 55km/h1mm-14°C
18:00SE 45km/h0mm-13°C
00:00SE 50km/h2mm-12°C

Monday 22 April 2019

Issued at: 1:40pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Few showers

Showers clearing in the east early and becoming fine. Winds becoming light.

Freezing levelRising above 3000 metres.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Issued at: 1:40pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Partly cloudy

Morning cloud then becoming fine. Light winds.

Freezing levelAbout 3200 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