Extended New Zealand Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 1:20pm Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

North Island

Thursday: Isolated showers and increasing cloud. Rain spreading north to Egmont and Tongariro National Parks overnight. Strong westerlies, gale in the south, changing strong southerly overnight.

Freezing Level: 3200 metres lowering to 2800 metres in the north and 2000 metres in the south.

Friday: Showers becoming isolated in the morning and fine breaks increasing. Southerlies easing early, then winds turning northerly.

Freezing Level: Becoming about 2800 metres everywhere.

Saturday: Showers, turning to rain about and south of Egmont and Tongariro National Parks. Northwesterlies rising to gale.

Freezing Level: About 2600 metres.

South Island

Thursday: Rain spreading northwards during the morning, with some heavy falls, then easing to isolated showers from the south. Snow possibly down to 1200 metres, but 1000 metres in Fiordland. Gale northwesterlies changing lighter southwesterly.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 2400 metres in the north, to 1400 metres along the divide and to 1000 metres in fiordland.

Friday: Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Northerlies developing.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres in the north sloping to 1200 metres in the south.

Saturday: Rain about Kahurangi National Park. Mainly fine about Kaikoura ranges. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. Northwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres in the north sloping to 1400 metres in the south.