Weather Warnings
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Thursday 14 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
partly-cloudy

Fine, but cloud returning this evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2800m3100m3100m3200m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 5km/h0mm14°C
12:00W 15km/h0mm16°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm16°C
00:00E 5km/h0mm15°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 5km/h0mm9°C
12:00W 15km/h0mm14°C
18:00NW 30km/h0mm14°C
00:00NW 35km/h0mm13°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 5km/h0mm1°C
12:00W 25km/h0mm1°C
18:00NW 40km/h0mm-1°C
00:00NW 55km/h0mm-2°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 5km/h0mm-1°C
12:00W 20km/h0mm-2°C
18:00W 45km/h0mm-5°C
00:00NW 60km/h0mm-8°C

Tomorrow - Friday 15 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

West of the divide; rain from morning. Snow flurries to 3000m. Further east; cloud with occasional rain, mainly during the day. Gale northwesterlies, easing from evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3300m3200m3400m3600m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 5km/h1mm14°C
12:00NE 15km/h5mm15°C
18:00NE 5km/h5mm15°C
00:00NE 10km/h3mm16°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 45km/h0mm13°C
12:00N 45km/h0mm14°C
18:00NW 50km/h0mm15°C
00:00N 35km/h0mm16°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 75km/h0mm-3°C
12:00NW 70km/h1mm-2°C
18:00NW 60km/h2mm0°C
00:00NW 45km/h0mm2°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 80km/h1mm-7°C
12:00N 75km/h6mm-6°C
18:00NW 65km/h4mm-5°C
00:00N 50km/h3mm-2°C

Saturday 16 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
few-showers

Occasional rain, mainly in the west, but spreading further east for a time during the day and early evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3300m3400m3500m3600m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 10km/h13mm17°C
12:00NE 15km/h3mm19°C
18:00N 10km/h6mm18°C
00:00NE 10km/h32mm17°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 25km/h0mm16°C
12:00NW 25km/h0mm19°C
18:00NW 30km/h0mm19°C
00:00NW 25km/h0mm17°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h2mm3°C
12:00NW 50km/h0mm10°C
18:00NW 50km/h0mm10°C
00:00NW 55km/h2mm4°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 60km/h5mm-1°C
12:00N 50km/h2mm0°C
18:00N 50km/h3mm2°C
00:00N 45km/h9mm1°C

Sunday 17 December 2017

Issued at: 2:35pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Rain at times. Strong northwesterlies, possibly gale at times.

Freezing levelAbove 3000 metres.

Monday 18 December 2017

Issued at: 2:35pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Rain, easing to isolated showers later. Snow lowering to 1600m for a time. Strong or gale westerlies.

Freezing levelLowering to 1800 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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