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Fiordland National Park

Today - Friday 20 April

Issued at: 10:42pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Periods of rain, with snow to 1500 metres in the north and lowering to 1100 in the south. Gale westerlies, severe about the tops.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1400m1500m1500m1500m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 30km/h15mm12°C
12:00NW 25km/h11mm11°C
18:00W 30km/h14mm11°C
00:00W 30km/h10mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 55km/h14mm-2°C
12:00NW 50km/h5mm-3°C
18:00W 55km/h9mm-2°C
00:00W 50km/h11mm-3°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h1mm0°C
12:00W 55km/h1mm-2°C
18:00NW 60km/h2mm-3°C
00:00NW 25km/h2mm-1°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 55km/h14mm-4°C
12:00NW 65km/h6mm-6°C
18:00NW 60km/h20mm-5°C
00:00W 75km/h7mm-7°C

Tomorrow - Saturday 21 April

Issued at: 10:42pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Rain, heavy at times, easing to showers evening. Gale westerlies gradually easing.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1200m1200m1000m1000m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 30km/h5mm6°C
12:00W 35km/h3mm6°C
18:00SW 20km/h2mm4°C
00:00S 5km/h0mm6°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 55km/h4mm-4°C
12:00W 55km/h6mm-5°C
18:00SW 45km/h3mm-7°C
00:00SW 45km/h1mm-9°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 45km/h2mm-3°C
12:00W 60km/h2mm-4°C
18:00SW 50km/h1mm-7°C
00:00SW 35km/h0mm-7°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 65km/h4mm-8°C
12:00W 60km/h3mm-9°C
18:00SW 45km/h2mm-11°C
00:00SW 50km/h1mm-12°C

Sunday 22 April

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Showers in the south, fine spells in the north. Snow to 1000 metres at first. Gale southwesterlies easing.

Freezing level

Monday 23 April 2018

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Showers becoming widespread, then turning to rain, falling as snow to 1800 metres. Westerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Freezing levelAbout 2100 metres.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
windy

Rain easing to showers, then retreating to the south. Snow to 1300 metres for a time. Westerly gale easing.

Freezing levelLowering to 1600 metres for a time.

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