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Tararua Forest Park

Today - Thursday 17 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Showers turning to rain, with heavy falls, easing in the afternoon, then clearing overnight. Severe gale northwesterlies, easing to gale in the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m2500m2200m2100m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 40km/h1mm4°C
12:00N 35km/h20mm6°C
18:00NW 25km/h15mm11°C
00:00NW 25km/h1mm7°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 90km/h1mm-8°C
12:00NW 90km/h24mm-6°C
18:00NW 65km/h15mm-5°C
00:00NW 60km/h1mm-5°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 80km/h1mm-7°C
12:00N 70km/h27mm-5°C
18:00NW 55km/h12mm-3°C
00:00NW 50km/h1mm-4°C

Tomorrow - Friday 18 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
partly-cloudy

Morning cloud breaking to long fine spells.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m2300m2000m1900m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h1mm8°C
12:00NW 10km/h0mm8°C
18:00E 5km/h0mm12°C
00:00E 15km/h0mm10°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 30km/h1mm-4°C
12:00NW 30km/h0mm-2°C
18:00E 10km/h0mm1°C
00:00NE 25km/h0mm-3°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h1mm-2°C
12:00N 20km/h0mm-2°C
18:00NE 10km/h0mm1°C
00:00NE 20km/h0mm-1°C

Saturday 19 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Scattered rain developing, becoming widespread later. Snow lowering to 1500 metres.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2000m1900m2000m1900m
Waitewaewae Hut (310m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 10km/h0mm8°C
12:00N 15km/h0mm11°C
18:00E 25km/h0mm11°C
00:00SE 15km/h7mm10°C
Powell Hut (1214m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 25km/h0mm-3°C
12:00NE 20km/h0mm0°C
18:00E 25km/h2mm-3°C
00:00SE 20km/h7mm-2°C
Kime Hut (1400m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h0mm-2°C
12:00N 20km/h0mm0°C
18:00E 35km/h1mm-3°C
00:00SE 25km/h7mm-3°C

Sunday 20 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
rain

Rain, with snow lowering to 1100 metres. Strong or gale southerlies developing.

Freezing level1400 metres.

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

A few showers. Snow to 900 metres at first. Strong southeasterlies.

Freezing level1200 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