Weather Warnings

Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 1:21pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019

North Island

Saturday: Period of morning rain about the Raukumara Range, otherwise scattered showers easing afternoon. Rain developing south of the Tararua Range in the evening.Gale westerlies easing, but persisting about the Raukumara Range.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Sunday: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Gradually easing to scattered showers from the Tararuas to the Raukumara Ranges and clearing elsewhere. Southerly gales spreading from the south, severe in exposed places.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2100 metres.

Monday: Scattered showers retreating to the Huiarau and Raukumara Ranges. Gale southeasterlies, easing later.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1700 metres about the tararuas.

South Island

Saturday: A few showers about Fiordland with snow flurries possible to about 1500 metres. Fine spells west of the Divide with isolated late showers. Elsewhere, scattered showers developing and turning to rain later. Westerlies tending easterly,strong or gale about Fiordland.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2400 metres in the north, sloping to 1500 metres in fiordland.

Sunday: Rain about and east of the Divide with heavy falls, gradually easing to scattered showers. Morning showers in Buller gradually clearing, isolated showers in Fiordland. Snow possibly to about 1000 metres in the north and 1300 metres in Fiordland at first. Southerlies rising to gale, possibly severe in exposed places north of Arthur's Pass.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2100 metres in the north, and to 1300 metres in the south.

Monday: Mainly fine west of the Divide, few showers in the east gradually clearing. Strong or gale southerlies dying out.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres everywhere.