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Fiordland National Park

Today - Thursday 20 June

Issued at: 8:35pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Windy

Rain, with snow lowering to 1200 metres tonight. Northeasterlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1600m1800m2100m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 20km/h0mm5°C
12:00E 5km/h0mm8°C
18:00E 30km/h7mm11°C
00:00NE 45km/h2mm12°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 45km/h1mm-6°C
12:00NE 15km/h1mm-2°C
18:00E 40km/h7mm-3°C
00:00NE 70km/h4mm-3°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h0mm-5°C
12:00NE calm0mm-1°C
18:00NE 10km/h1mm-2°C
00:00SE 20km/h7mm-3°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 45km/h0mm-9°C
12:00NE 10km/h1mm-4°C
18:00E 35km/h7mm-7°C
00:00N 75km/h1mm-6°C

Tomorrow - Friday 21 June

Issued at: 8:35pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Windy

Periods of rain, heavy with possible thunderstorms and hail. Snow to 800 metres. Northwesterlies, gale or severe gale in exposed places, easing late.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1400m1300m1300m1300m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 30km/h9mm10°C
12:00NW 30km/h8mm5°C
18:00NW 35km/h24mm6°C
00:00N 35km/h24mm6°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h9mm-3°C
12:00NW 55km/h7mm-6°C
18:00NW 60km/h24mm-5°C
00:00N 55km/h29mm-4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h4mm-4°C
12:00NW 60km/h1mm-5°C
18:00NW 60km/h5mm-3°C
00:00N 45km/h2mm-3°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h11mm-7°C
12:00NW 55km/h9mm-9°C
18:00NW 70km/h18mm-9°C
00:00NW 75km/h27mm-9°C

Saturday 22 June

Issued at: 8:35pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Showers

Rain easing to isolated showers morning, and clearing about the fiords late. Snow to 800 metres early morning.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1200m1200m1400m1600m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 15km/h20mm10°C
12:00SE 30km/h2mm10°C
18:00SE 25km/h0mm5°C
00:00SE 15km/h0mm5°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00E 5km/h18mm2°C
12:00SE 45km/h1mm-6°C
18:00SE 40km/h0mm-7°C
00:00SE 35km/h0mm-7°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 20km/h7mm-4°C
12:00S 15km/h3mm-3°C
18:00S 15km/h1mm-4°C
00:00S 10km/h0mm-5°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 40km/h17mm-6°C
12:00SE 35km/h5mm-8°C
18:00SE 35km/h0mm-9°C
00:00SE 25km/h0mm-9°C

Sunday 23 June 2019

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Few showers

Cloudy periods with isolated showers, mainly in the south. With snow flurries to around 1000 metres in the south. Southwesterlies strengthening.

Freezing levelAround 1000 metres, rising to 1500 metres in the north.

Monday 24 June 2019

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Few showers

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers about the south coast, with snow flurries to about 1200 metres. Southwesterlies, strong about the tops.

Freezing levelBecoming 1200 metres everywhere.

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