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Fiordland National Park

Today - Thursday 21 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Rain, with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible north of Caswell Sound. Easing to a few showers in the afternoon. Northwest gales about the tops, possibly severe gale at times.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3300m3000m3100m2600m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h8mm18°C
12:00N 30km/h19mm19°C
18:00NW 20km/h16mm17°C
00:00N 20km/h1mm15°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 40km/h10mm11°C
12:00N 60km/h27mm12°C
18:00NW 30km/h16mm11°C
00:00N 45km/h1mm4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 25km/h0mm10°C
12:00N 40km/h6mm13°C
18:00NW 30km/h2mm14°C
00:00N 35km/h0mm4°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h8mm5°C
12:00N 70km/h19mm10°C
18:00NW 55km/h12mm4°C
00:00NW 60km/h0mm-1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 22 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Showers, with snow flurries possible to 1800 metres, easing later. Gale northwest, changing gale southwest evening, then easing at night.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1900m1500m1500m1400m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 20km/h19mm14°C
12:00W 20km/h1mm14°C
18:00W 25km/h1mm12°C
00:00W 15km/h4mm10°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 40km/h20mm1°C
12:00W 30km/h0mm2°C
18:00W 40km/h1mm-1°C
00:00W 25km/h4mm-2°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 50km/h2mm2°C
12:00W 30km/h0mm4°C
18:00W 40km/h0mm0°C
00:00W 40km/h1mm-2°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 60km/h18mm-2°C
12:00W 35km/h0mm0°C
18:00W 50km/h0mm-4°C
00:00W 30km/h1mm-5°C

Saturday 23 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Showers

Cloudy periods, a few early showers with snow flurries to 1500 metres.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1400m1500m1700m1500m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 5km/h1mm9°C
12:00W 15km/h0mm13°C
18:00SW 10km/h0mm15°C
00:00SE 30km/h1mm12°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 15km/h1mm-2°C
12:00W 20km/h0mm2°C
18:00SW 15km/h3mm5°C
00:00SE 50km/h1mm-2°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 10km/h0mm0°C
12:00SW calm0mm7°C
18:00S 30km/h1mm3°C
00:00S 20km/h2mm-1°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 20km/h1mm-5°C
12:00W 25km/h0mm-1°C
18:00S 20km/h4mm2°C
00:00SE 40km/h3mm-5°C

Sunday 24 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Isolated showers, with snow flurries to about 1200 metres. Gale southeasterlies, possibly severe in exposed places.

Freezing levelLowering to 1400 metres.

Monday 25 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Partly cloudy

Mainly fine, but isolated showers in the south. Strong or gale southeasterlies easing early.

Freezing levelRising to 3000 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