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Nelson Lakes National Park

Today - Friday 20 April

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

Occasional showers. Gale westerlies, but severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2400m2400m2800m2600m
Nelson Lakes National Park Visitor Centre (660m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 30km/h3mm5°C
12:00NW 25km/h2mm11°C
18:00W 30km/h4mm6°C
00:00W 25km/h1mm5°C
Angelus Hut (1672m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 70km/h4mm-5°C
12:00W 65km/h3mm-3°C
18:00W 60km/h3mm-5°C
00:00W 45km/h2mm-5°C
Travers Saddle (1787m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 70km/h6mm-6°C
12:00W 100km/h3mm-6°C
18:00W 70km/h4mm-6°C
00:00NW 60km/h4mm-7°C

Tomorrow - Saturday 21 April

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

A few showers. Gale westerlies.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2200m2100m1900m1500m
Nelson Lakes National Park Visitor Centre (660m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 25km/h1mm5°C
12:00W 25km/h2mm6°C
18:00W 25km/h3mm5°C
00:00SW 30km/h3mm1°C
Angelus Hut (1672m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 50km/h2mm-6°C
12:00W 50km/h3mm-5°C
18:00W 45km/h10mm-6°C
00:00SW 60km/h5mm-11°C
Travers Saddle (1787m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h5mm-7°C
12:00NW 65km/h5mm-7°C
18:00W 60km/h11mm-8°C
00:00SW 60km/h5mm-13°C

Sunday 22 April

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

Showers with snow lowering to 1200 metres at first then gradually clearing to fine spells. Gale southwesterlies easing in the morning.

Freezing level

Monday 23 April 2018

Issued at: 2:01pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018
few-showers

Cloudy periods and a few showers morning and night. Winds tending westerly.

Freezing levelAbout 3000 metres.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

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

Rain, easing to showers later. Strong westerlies, possibly gale at first.

Freezing levelLowering to 2200 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 Nelson Lakes National Park