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Fiordland National Park

Today - Thursday 14 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Fine. However, cloud developing about the coast this evening, with drizzle developing there. Northwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places from afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3000m2800m3000m3200m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SE calm0mm15°C
12:00N 15km/h0mm17°C
18:00N 25km/h0mm17°C
00:00NE 20km/h0mm16°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 15km/h0mm5°C
12:00N 25km/h0mm7°C
18:00N 40km/h0mm5°C
00:00N 40km/h0mm4°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 15km/h0mm3°C
12:00NW 30km/h0mm12°C
18:00NW 45km/h0mm12°C
00:00NW 55km/h0mm5°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 25km/h0mm1°C
12:00NW 35km/h0mm5°C
18:00NW 50km/h0mm2°C
00:00N 50km/h0mm1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 15 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Rain, possibly heavy at times, clearing from evening, but remaining cloudy. Gale northwesterlies, severe gale at higher levels for a time during the day. Winds easing from evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3000m3000m3200m3200m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 35km/h0mm16°C
12:00N 35km/h9mm17°C
18:00N 25km/h35mm18°C
00:00N 10km/h4mm18°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 65km/h1mm3°C
12:00N 65km/h16mm5°C
18:00N 40km/h35mm12°C
00:00NE 15km/h2mm10°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 65km/h0mm4°C
12:00N 90km/h2mm12°C
18:00W 20km/h5mm13°C
00:00S 10km/h0mm5°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 65km/h0mm0°C
12:00N 75km/h8mm1°C
18:00N 60km/h20mm5°C
00:00NW 30km/h6mm6°C

Saturday 16 December

Issued at: 11:42am Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Occasional rain, mainly about the coast. Northwesterlies, rising to gale in exposed places from evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3400m3500m3400m3400m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h0mm17°C
12:00N 15km/h0mm20°C
18:00N 20km/h0mm20°C
00:00NE 10km/h1mm18°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h0mm6°C
12:00N 25km/h0mm12°C
18:00N 30km/h0mm12°C
00:00N 30km/h0mm12°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00S 5km/h0mm6°C
12:00N 20km/h0mm14°C
18:00NW 35km/h0mm16°C
00:00NW 45km/h0mm11°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h0mm4°C
12:00NW 40km/h0mm12°C
18:00NW 40km/h0mm12°C
00:00NW 35km/h0mm5°C

Sunday 17 December 2017

Issued at: 2:35pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Rain, easing to isolated showers. Gale northwesterlies easing.

Freezing levelLowering to 2200 metres.

Monday 18 December 2017

Issued at: 2:35pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017
windy

Mainly fine, isolated showers. Strong or gale westerlies.

Freezing levelLowering to 1500 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