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Fiordland National Park

Today - Tuesday 20 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
windy

A few showers turning to scattered rain in the afternoon. Snow lowers to 1100 metres inland. Southeasterlies strengthening morning then rising to severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1900m2000m2000m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 30km/h0mm13°C
12:00SE 40km/h0mm14°C
18:00SE 50km/h0mm13°C
00:00SE 50km/h7mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 45km/h0mm-2°C
12:00SE 65km/h0mm-1°C
18:00SE 85km/h0mm-1°C
00:00SE 90km/h4mm-5°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 15km/h0mm-1°C
12:00SE 35km/h0mm0°C
18:00SE 85km/h1mm-1°C
00:00SE 85km/h1mm-5°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 40km/h0mm-5°C
12:00SE 55km/h1mm-5°C
18:00SE 90km/h2mm-7°C
00:00SE 90km/h8mm-10°C

Tomorrow - Wednesday 21 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
windy

Rain with snow to 1100 metres at first, gradually clearing from afternoon. Gale southeasterlies easing around midday

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1500m2000m2600m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 45km/h7mm11°C
12:00SE 45km/h3mm12°C
18:00SE 30km/h0mm14°C
00:00SE 30km/h0mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 80km/h5mm-5°C
12:00SE 60km/h5mm-4°C
18:00SE 75km/h0mm-3°C
00:00SE 60km/h0mm-5°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 65km/h2mm-5°C
12:00SE 60km/h1mm-3°C
18:00S 40km/h1mm-1°C
00:00S 35km/h0mm-4°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 65km/h10mm-9°C
12:00SE 55km/h7mm-8°C
18:00SE 60km/h2mm-5°C
00:00SE 55km/h0mm-8°C

Thursday 22 February

Issued at: 7:26am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018
few-showers

Fine, apart from isolated showers in the south.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2700m2900m3000m3200m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 20km/h0mm12°C
12:00S 10km/h0mm18°C
18:00SW 15km/h0mm18°C
00:00S 15km/h0mm13°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 45km/h0mm-4°C
12:00SE 25km/h0mm4°C
18:00SW 30km/h0mm11°C
00:00SW 35km/h0mm0°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 15km/h0mm-2°C
12:00S 10km/h0mm5°C
18:00W 35km/h0mm11°C
00:00W 30km/h0mm1°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 30km/h0mm-6°C
12:00SE 10km/h0mm7°C
18:00SW 25km/h0mm11°C
00:00SW 40km/h0mm-1°C

Friday 23 February 2018

Issued at: 1:58pm Monday 19 Feb 2018
windy

A few showers. Southwesterly, possibly gale about the tops for a time.

Freezing levelRising to 3200 metres.

Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at: 1:58pm Monday 19 Feb 2018
windy

A few showers. Northwesterly developing, rising to severe gale later.

Freezing levelRising above 3500 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