Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Forecast
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Thursday 27 April

Issued at: 8:14am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Showers in the west, turning to rain at night with snow falling above 2400 metres. Increasing high cloud in the east. Northwest gale, severe about the tops from evening

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3400m3400m3200m3000m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00E 15km/h1mm12°C
15:00NE 20km/h1mm13°C
21:00NE 25km/h1mm13°C
03:00NE 40km/h26mm14°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 35km/h0mm12°C
15:00N 40km/h0mm13°C
21:00N 35km/h0mm12°C
03:00N 75km/h10mm14°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 65km/h0mm-5°C
15:00N 75km/h0mm-3°C
21:00N 80km/h0mm-4°C
03:00N 100km/h16mm-2°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 65km/h1mm-7°C
15:00N 75km/h1mm-8°C
21:00N 90km/h3mm-8°C
03:00N 100km/h33mm-7°C

Tomorrow - Friday 28 April

Issued at: 8:14am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Rain, with heavy falls and snow down to 1800 metres, easing towards evening and clearing overnight. Severe gale northwesterlies, easing at lower levels in the evening.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
2400m2100m1900m1600m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 15km/h51mm13°C
15:00W 10km/h5mm12°C
21:00SW 10km/h1mm11°C
03:00SW 10km/h0mm10°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 45km/h19mm12°C
15:00NW 55km/h0mm10°C
21:00NW 35km/h0mm5°C
03:00NW 20km/h0mm4°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 80km/h32mm-4°C
15:00NW 65km/h4mm-7°C
21:00NW 65km/h0mm-9°C
03:00NW 45km/h0mm-8°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 90km/h66mm-6°C
15:00NW 70km/h3mm-10°C
21:00NW 65km/h0mm-12°C
03:00W 60km/h0mm-10°C

Saturday 29 April

Issued at: 8:14am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Rain developing in the west in the evening, with snow down to 1900 metres, fine with high cloud elsewhere. Northwesterlies, gale about the tops at times.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:00
1600m2000m2100m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00SW 10km/h0mm8°C
15:00W 10km/h0mm10°C
21:00NE 10km/h10mm10°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 35km/h0mm4°C
15:00NW 40km/h0mm5°C
21:00NW 30km/h1mm6°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 60km/h0mm-9°C
15:00NW 55km/h1mm-8°C
21:00NW 70km/h6mm-6°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00W 60km/h0mm-12°C
15:00W 55km/h0mm-11°C
21:00NW 70km/h8mm-10°C

Sunday 30 April 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
windy

Showers, with snow possibly lowering down to 500 metres. Northwesterlies, turning southerly and rising to to strong or gale.

Freezing levelLowering to 800 metres.

Monday 1 May 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
few-showers

Remaining showers clearing and becoming fine. Southerlies dying out.

Freezing levelRising to 3000 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