Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 1:12pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018

North Island

Saturday: Showers, some heavy for a time. Gale or severe gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: About the 3000 metres.

Sunday: Showers clearing in the morning and long fine spells developing. Gale or severe gale westerlies change lighter southwest.

Freezing Level: About 3000 metres, but lowering to 1800 metres about the tararua ranges for a time.

Monday: Fine for the Raukumara Range, cloudy periods elsewhere. Westerlies.

Freezing Level: About 3200 metres.

South Island

Saturday: Rain in the west, with showers turning to rain in the east. Snow lowering to 900 metres in the far south but 1200 metres about Canterbury. Severe gale westerlies tending southwest.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 1000 metres in the south but 2000 metres in the north.

Sunday: Cloudy periods with isolated showers in the west, fine in the east. Gale or severe gale southwesterlies easing.

Freezing Level: Rising to 3000 metres in the west but 2000 metres in the far south.

Monday: Cloud increasing with a few showers turning to rain later. Strong westerlies, rising to severe gale in the south.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres in the north, sloping to 2000 metres in the south.