Tararua Forest Park Forecast
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Tararua Forest Park

Today - Thursday 27 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
few-showers

Partly cloudy, with patchy drizzle in the west.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3400m3600m3700m3800m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 10km/h1mm12°C
15:00NW 15km/h0mm14°C
21:00N 10km/h1mm13°C
03:00N 15km/h0mm12°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 25km/h1mm1°C
15:00NW 30km/h0mm2°C
21:00NW 50km/h0mm2°C
03:00N 55km/h0mm0°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 30km/h0mm0°C
15:00NW 35km/h0mm2°C
21:00NW 50km/h0mm1°C
03:00NW 55km/h0mm0°C

Tomorrow - Friday 28 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle, turning to rain in the evening. Northwesterly gales about the tops developing in the morning.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3900m3700m3300m3100m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 25km/h0mm12°C
15:00N 35km/h1mm15°C
21:00N 35km/h1mm14°C
03:00N 35km/h2mm14°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 65km/h0mm-1°C
15:00N 70km/h1mm2°C
21:00N 75km/h1mm1°C
03:00N 705km/h3mm1°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 65km/h0mm-1°C
15:00NW 70km/h1mm2°C
21:00NW 80km/h0mm0°C
03:00NW 70km/h2mm1°C

Saturday 29 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Cloudy, with rain easing to showers in the afternoon. Gale northwesterlies about the tops.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:00
3300m3000m3200m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 30km/h5mm15°C
15:00N 30km/h25mm15°C
21:00W 20km/h10mm14°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 60km/h7mm2°C
15:00N 65km/h25mm2°C
21:00NW 60km/h10mm2°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 65km/h5mm2°C
15:00N 65km/h25mm3°C
21:00W 65km/h11mm2°C

Sunday 30 April 2017

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

Rain clearing in the morning, but showers returning later. Strong or gale northwesterlies, turning strong or gale southerly later.

Freezing levelLowering to 2000 metres.

Monday 1 May 2017

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

Showers, clearing later. Strong or gale southeasterlies, easing later.

Freezing levelLowering to 1600 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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