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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Today - Friday 20 April

Issued at: 10:42pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Occasional showers. Gale westerlies, severe gale about the tops.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m2000m1800m1900m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 30km/h25mm12°C
12:00W 30km/h4mm11°C
18:00W 30km/h3mm7°C
00:00SW 25km/h8mm7°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h6mm5°C
12:00NW 70km/h1mm2°C
18:00NW 65km/h1mm2°C
00:00NW 45km/h1mm2°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 85km/h19mm-7°C
12:00NW 95km/h5mm-10°C
18:00NW 95km/h4mm-10°C
00:00NW 85km/h6mm-10°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 95km/h11mm-11°C
12:00W 100km/h2mm-13°C
18:00W 90km/h2mm-13°C
00:00W 70km/h6mm-12°C

Tomorrow - Saturday 21 April

Issued at: 10:42pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Occasional showers turning to rain morning, clearing at night. Gale westerlies, severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1600m1500m1200m
Franz Josef Glacier Carpark (230m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 20km/h8mm7°C
12:00W 15km/h13mm7°C
18:00SW 20km/h17mm5°C
00:00SW 20km/h0mm3°C
Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h5mm4°C
12:00NW 40km/h6mm3°C
18:00W 35km/h4mm1°C
00:00W 10km/h0mm0°C
Mueller Hut (1816m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 85km/h13mm-9°C
12:00W 80km/h16mm-10°C
18:00W 60km/h10mm-12°C
00:00SW 30km/h0mm-12°C
Tasman Saddle Hut (2316m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 75km/h6mm-12°C
12:00NW 75km/h10mm-13°C
18:00W 70km/h13mm-15°C
00:00SW 60km/h0mm-19°C

Sunday 22 April

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

The odd early shower then fine. Snow to 1000 metres at first. Gale southwesterlies easing.

Freezing level

Monday 23 April 2018

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
few-showers

Cloud increasing with late showers. Winds tending westerly and rising to gale later.

Freezing levelLowering to 2000 metres.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Rain easing to showers, then clearing later. Snow to 1800 metres for a time. Gale westerlies easing.

Freezing levelAbout 2000 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