Fiordland National Park Forecast
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Fiordland National Park

Today - Thursday 27 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Periods of rain, heavy at times with snow down to 2200 metres. Gale northerlies, severe gale in the south in the morning, and everywhere in the evening.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
2800m2800m2900m2800m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NE 35km/h3mm14°C
15:00N 35km/h1mm15°C
21:00N 45km/h1mm15°C
03:00N 55km/h26mm16°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 80km/h0mm3°C
15:00N 80km/h0mm4°C
21:00N 90km/h0mm3°C
03:00N 100km/h0mm11°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 65km/h5mm1°C
15:00N 75km/h2mm1°C
21:00N 90km/h1mm1°C
03:00N 95km/h30mm4°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 65km/h2mm-2°C
15:00N 75km/h1mm-1°C
21:00N 90km/h1mm-1°C
03:00N 95km/h19mm1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 28 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Rain, with heavy falls at first and snow flurries to 1300 metres for at time. Severe gale northerlies, easing in the morning but gales persist about the south co

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
2100m1300m1500m1800m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 35km/h34mm13°C
15:00W 25km/h17mm11°C
21:00NW 5km/h2mm9°C
03:00N 20km/h2mm7°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 90km/h2mm2°C
15:00W 60km/h1mm-1°C
21:00NW 60km/h0mm-1°C
03:00NW 50km/h0mm0°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 80km/h45mm0°C
15:00W 60km/h17mm-2°C
21:00NW 55km/h1mm-2°C
03:00N 40km/h4mm-2°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 80km/h31mm-2°C
15:00W 60km/h13mm-5°C
21:00NW 55km/h1mm-6°C
03:00NW 50km/h1mm-7°C

Saturday 29 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Showers turning to rain, with heavy falls possible in the evening. Snow lowering to 1400 metres. Northwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places in the morning.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:00
1600m1900m1800m
Milford Sound (3m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 30km/h14mm12°C
15:00NW 25km/h10mm13°C
21:00NW 30km/h8mm13°C
Luxmore Hut (1085m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 50km/h2mm1°C
15:00NW 65km/h0mm2°C
21:00NW 65km/h2mm3°C
Mackinnon Pass (1069m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 55km/h29mm0°C
15:00NW 65km/h10mm0°C
21:00NW 65km/h12mm1°C
Harris Saddle (1255m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 50km/h12mm-5°C
15:00NW 65km/h15mm-3°C
21:00NW 65km/h9mm-2°C

Sunday 30 April 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
windy

Showers, with snow possibly lowering down to 500 metres, clearing later. Strong or gale southerlies developing.

Freezing levelLowering to 800 metres.

Monday 1 May 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
partly-cloudy

Mainly fine. Southwesterlies easing, then turning strong northwest in the south.

Freezing levelRising to 3000 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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