Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 1:01pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017

North Island

Thursday: A few morning showers north of the Kaweka Range, with snow flurries possible to about 1200 metres northeast of the Kaweka Range at first. Mainly fine elsewhere. Strong or gale southerlies easing.

Freezing Level: 1500 metres, rising to 2800 metres.

Friday: Isolated showers northeast of the Kaweka Range, clearing in the morning. Cloudy periods elsewhere. Southerlies dying out, westerlies developing late.

Freezing Level: Rising above 3000 metres everywhere.

Saturday: Cloud increasing and a few afternoon and evening showers developing. Southwesterlies rising to gale or severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, lowering to 2000 metres in the south and west.

South Island

Thursday: Cloudy periods and isolated showers about the Kahurangi National Park. Mainly fine elsewhere. Southerlies, gale north of Arthur's Pass, gradually dying out. Westerlies developing in the south at night.

Freezing Level: Rising above 3000 metres everywhere.

Friday: Showers developing in Fiordland, then turning to rain. Mainly fine elsewhere. Westerlies, rising to gale or severe gale in the south.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres, lowering to 2200 metres in fiordland at night.

Saturday: Rain spreading north about the main divide, followed by a few showers everywhere and snow lowering to 1100 metres in the evening. Gale westerlies, rising to severe gale for a time.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1400 metres.

Severe Weather Information

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