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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Wednesday 18 October

Issued at: 10:40pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
fine

Mainly fine, some morning cloud.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2200m2600m2700m3000m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 10km/h0mm11°C
12:00W calm0mm13°C
18:00SW 10km/h0mm14°C
00:00SW 10km/h0mm15°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 5km/h0mm6°C
12:00SE 10km/h0mm7°C
18:00N 5km/h0mm12°C
00:00NW 10km/h0mm13°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 45km/h0mm-10°C
12:00S 35km/h0mm-6°C
18:00S 35km/h0mm-1°C
00:00SW 35km/h0mm1°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 60km/h0mm-14°C
12:00S 55km/h0mm-10°C
18:00S 50km/h0mm-7°C
00:00SW 45km/h0mm-4°C

Tomorrow - Thursday 19 October

Issued at: 10:40pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
partly-cloudy

Fine apart from areas of cloud morning and night.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3100m3100m3200m3400m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW calm0mm14°C
12:00NW 5km/h0mm14°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm16°C
00:00SW 10km/h0mm16°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 15km/h0mm14°C
12:00NE 5km/h0mm18°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm20°C
00:00W 15km/h0mm17°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 20km/h0mm2°C
12:00SE 5km/h0mm10°C
18:00W 15km/h0mm11°C
00:00W 25km/h0mm6°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 35km/h0mm-1°C
12:00S 35km/h0mm1°C
18:00S 15km/h0mm6°C
00:00SW 20km/h0mm3°C

Friday 20 October

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

Fine in the east, with cloud developing in the west in the evening. Westerlies developing, rising to gale or possibly severe gale in exposed places later.

Freezing level

Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

A period of morning rain, followed by a few showers. Snow possibly lowering to 1000 metres in the west later. Gale or possibly severe gale westerlies.

Freezing levelLowering to 1300 metres.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

A few showers, turning to rain later, with snow lowering to 1300 metres. Gale westerlies, rising to severe gale at times.

Freezing levelRising to 1600 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