Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 4:15am Thursday 27 Apr 2017

North Island

Friday: Patchy rain about Mount Taranaki, and mainly fine elsewhere. Patchy drizzle developing north of the Kaweka Range and south of the Ruahine Range. Northwesterlies, rising to gale about the tops.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Saturday: Rain developing everywhere, heavy about Mount Taranaki. Gale northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: Above 3000 metres.

Sunday: Rain with heavy falls, clearing. However, showers developing later south of the Kaweka Range.Snow lowering to 1200 metres in the south.Strong northwesterlies turning southwest, strong or gale in the south.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2200 metres and to 1600 metres in the south.

South Island

Friday: Rain, with heavy falls, clearing south of Mount Cook later, except Fiordland where showers remain. Snow lowering to 1100 metres in Fiordland at night. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies easing.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2800 metres and to 1400 metres in fiordland.

Saturday: Rain, west and north of the Main Divide, clearing in the north at night, with snow down to 1500 metres in Fiordland. Northwesterlies.

Freezing Level: About 2800 metres in the north, sloping to 1800 metres in the south.

Sunday: Showers, with snow possibly lowering down to 500 metres in Canterbury southwards, and to 900 metres about the Kaikoura Mountains. Showers clearing south of Canterbury later. Westerlies turning strong or gale southwest.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 800 metres.