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Fiordland National Park

Today - Wednesday 18 October

Issued at: 10:40pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

Fine, but cloud about the coast. Gale southwesterlies, easing in the morning.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2300m2800m3200m3400m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 20km/h0mm5°C
12:00S 15km/h0mm14°C
18:00SW 10km/h0mm15°C
00:00SE 10km/h0mm16°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 65km/h0mm-9°C
12:00S 20km/h0mm3°C
18:00SW 20km/h0mm6°C
00:00S 30km/h0mm4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 70km/h0mm-8°C
12:00S 50km/h0mm1°C
18:00W 30km/h0mm11°C
00:00W 25km/h0mm6°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 75km/h0mm-11°C
12:00S 60km/h0mm1°C
18:00SW 45km/h0mm6°C
00:00SW 35km/h0mm4°C

Tomorrow - Thursday 19 October

Issued at: 10:40pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
few-showers

Low cloud about the fiords, with drizzle developing there at night. Mainly fine further east.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3400m3500m3600m3500m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 10km/h0mm16°C
12:00W 5km/h0mm19°C
18:00SW 5km/h0mm17°C
00:00SE 5km/h0mm15°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 25km/h0mm5°C
12:00SW 5km/h0mm12°C
18:00W 10km/h0mm10°C
00:00W 15km/h0mm5°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 25km/h0mm11°C
12:00W 10km/h0mm15°C
18:00NW 35km/h0mm14°C
00:00NW 25km/h0mm6°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 20km/h0mm7°C
12:00W 20km/h0mm14°C
18:00W 20km/h0mm12°C
00:00W 30km/h0mm3°C

Friday 20 October

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

Showers developing in the morning, then turning to rain in the evening and snow lowering to 1200 metres in the south. Northwesterlies rising to gale or severe gale.

Freezing level

Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

Showers turning to rain for a time. Snow possibly lowering to 600 metres for a time. Gale westerlies, easing and tending southwest later.

Freezing levelLowering to 900 metres.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at: 1:28pm Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
windy

A few showers, turning to rain later, with snow lowering to 1100 metres. Southwest turning northwest and rising to gale later.

Freezing levelRising to 1400 metres.

Note

  1. At altitudes above the free air freezing level, precipitation falls as snow and quantity is approximately ten times the water equivalent. That is, 1 mm rain corresponds to about 1 cm snow.
  2. However, the distance to which snow falls below the free air freezing level can vary between a few tens of metres and about 1000 metres, depending upon certain weather conditions. This snow level will be indicated in the worded part of the forecast.
  3. Indication of severe gale may be found in the spot forecasts and/or the worded forecasts.
  4. The precipitation amount is for the 6 hours up to the hour, i.e. at 3pm it will be the total accumulation from 9am until 3pm.

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Severe Weather Information for Fiordland National Park