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Fiordland National Park

Today - Thursday 17 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Heavy rain, possibly thundery with hail. Snow lowering to 1100 metres. Severe gale northwesterlies at first, then gale at times.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1500m1500m1400m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h58mm12°C
12:00NW 25km/h31mm11°C
18:00NW 20km/h18mm10°C
00:00N 30km/h7mm10°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h66mm-2°C
12:00NW 45km/h36mm-2°C
18:00NW 45km/h15mm-3°C
00:00N 50km/h10mm-4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 80km/h6mm-2°C
12:00NW 50km/h3mm0°C
18:00NW 35km/h1mm-2°C
00:00N 35km/h1mm-3°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 70km/h47mm-4°C
12:00NW 55km/h39mm-5°C
18:00NW 50km/h19mm-6°C
00:00NW 65km/h9mm-8°C

Tomorrow - Friday 18 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls with hail, easing in the evening. Snow to 1100 metres. Gale northwesterlies, easing overnight.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1500m1500m1500m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 25km/h25mm10°C
12:00NE 20km/h7mm10°C
18:00E 10km/h0mm11°C
00:00NE 10km/h3mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 45km/h28mm-3°C
12:00N 35km/h13mm-3°C
18:00NE 20km/h0mm0°C
00:00E 25km/h4mm-1°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 75km/h1mm-5°C
12:00NW 50km/h2mm-2°C
18:00N 10km/h0mm2°C
00:00SE 15km/h3mm-2°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h21mm-7°C
12:00N 40km/h6mm-6°C
18:00NE 15km/h0mm-2°C
00:00E 15km/h11mm-5°C

Saturday 19 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
few-showers

Rain easing to isolated showers by afternoon, and fine spells developing. Snow to 1100 metres at first. Gale southeasterlies developing in the evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1600m1600m1500m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 30km/h5mm11°C
12:00E 20km/h0mm12°C
18:00SE 30km/h0mm12°C
00:00E 35km/h0mm6°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 45km/h9mm-2°C
12:00E 30km/h1mm-1°C
18:00SE 45km/h0mm-3°C
00:00SE 50km/h0mm-6°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 15km/h4mm-2°C
12:00SE 20km/h1mm-2°C
18:00S 35km/h2mm-3°C
00:00S 30km/h0mm-5°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 30km/h5mm-4°C
12:00E 25km/h2mm-4°C
18:00SE 40km/h1mm-7°C
00:00SE 40km/h0mm-10°C

Sunday 20 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Becoming fine in the north, but a few showers about the Lakes. Southeasterlies, gale in exposed places, easing in the evening.

Freezing levelLowering to 800 metres.

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
partly-cloudy

Mainly fine. Southerlies dying out.

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