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Tararua Forest Park

Today - Saturday 21 April

Issued at: 8:51pm Friday 20 Apr 2018
windy

Cloudy periods and a few showers. Gale westerlies, severe in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3200m2900m2700m2500m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h2mm13°C
12:00NW 35km/h2mm13°C
18:00NW 40km/h2mm12°C
00:00W 30km/h4mm11°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 70km/h2mm-2°C
12:00NW 70km/h2mm-2°C
18:00NW 80km/h3mm-3°C
00:00W 65km/h2mm-4°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 60km/h2mm-2°C
12:00NW 65km/h1mm-1°C
18:00NW 70km/h2mm-2°C
00:00W 50km/h2mm-3°C

Tomorrow - Sunday 22 April

Issued at: 8:51pm Friday 20 Apr 2018
few-showers

Early showers, with snow flurries about the tops, then fine. Gale westerlies easing before dawn.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1500m1500m3000m3000m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 15km/h1mm6°C
12:00SW 20km/h0mm6°C
18:00S 10km/h0mm8°C
00:00NE 10km/h0mm7°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 35km/h1mm-7°C
12:00SW 25km/h0mm-4°C
18:00SW 25km/h0mm-5°C
00:00NW 35km/h0mm-5°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 35km/h0mm-6°C
12:00SW 25km/h0mm-4°C
18:00SW 15km/h0mm-3°C
00:00N 25km/h0mm-5°C

Monday 23 April

Issued at: 1:34pm Friday 20 Apr 2018
few-showers

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon showers. Westerlies.

Freezing level

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Issued at: 1:34pm Friday 20 Apr 2018
few-showers

Cloud increasing and showers developing. Strong westerlies.

Freezing levelLowering to 2400 metres.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Issued at: 1:34pm Friday 20 Apr 2018
few-showers

Cloudy periods, a few showers. Winds turning southerly.

Freezing levelAbout 2400 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 Tararua Forest Park