Weather Warnings
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Fiordland National Park

Today - Friday 19 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Windy

A few showers turning to rain in the afternoon, with some heavy falls. Snow lowering to about 2100m. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the morning, easing late evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3000m2800m2600m2400m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 20km/h0mm12°C
12:00N 30km/h0mm13°C
18:00N 35km/h4mm14°C
00:00N 30km/h51mm15°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 45km/h0mm-1°C
12:00N 55km/h1mm0°C
18:00N 65km/h11mm2°C
00:00NW 40km/h67mm4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 35km/h0mm0°C
12:00N 45km/h0mm3°C
18:00N 55km/h1mm4°C
00:00S 5km/h14mm6°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h0mm-5°C
12:00N 65km/h0mm-3°C
18:00N 65km/h5mm-1°C
00:00N 75km/h24mm0°C

Tomorrow - Saturday 20 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Showers

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, clearing late evening about the fiords. Snow to about 1400 metres for a time.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1700m1600m1500m1700m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 15km/h20mm12°C
12:00NW 25km/h11mm11°C
18:00W 10km/h15mm11°C
00:00SE 20km/h3mm10°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 30km/h1mm0°C
12:00NW 45km/h14mm-2°C
18:00NW 25km/h17mm-1°C
00:00SE 40km/h2mm-4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 30km/h0mm0°C
12:00NW 30km/h1mm1°C
18:00W 5km/h4mm4°C
00:00SW 25km/h0mm-2°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 45km/h31mm-3°C
12:00NW 55km/h12mm-5°C
18:00W 20km/h13mm-4°C
00:00SE 30km/h1mm-5°C

Sunday 21 April

Issued at: 12:09pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Few showers

A fine day, apart from morning inland showers.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m2000m2800m3100m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 30km/h0mm10°C
12:00SE 35km/h0mm13°C
18:00SE 30km/h0mm13°C
00:00SE 30km/h0mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 60km/h0mm-5°C
12:00SE 50km/h0mm-3°C
18:00SE 50km/h0mm-2°C
00:00SE 45km/h0mm-4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 30km/h1mm-3°C
12:00S 20km/h0mm0°C
18:00S 20km/h0mm0°C
00:00E 10km/h0mm-1°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE 55km/h0mm-7°C
12:00SE 45km/h0mm-4°C
18:00SE 40km/h0mm-4°C
00:00SE 35km/h0mm-7°C

Monday 22 April 2019

Issued at: 1:40pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Partly cloudy

Fine at first. Cloud increasing. Southeasterly dying out.

Freezing levelAbout 3400 metres.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Issued at: 1:40pm Friday 19 Apr 2019
Showers

Becoming cloudy, showers developing. Light winds, but westerlies strengthening about the tops.

Freezing levelLowering to 2900 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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