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Latest South Island Weather Forecast

This forecast was transmitted by ZKIB BASE this evening our 7.30pm voice call  to all of our field sets located in the South Island and Stewart Island.

  


Situation Statement

Issued: 9:52am Saturday

A weakening ridge over the North Island moves north off the country as a series of fronts move up the South Island today and onto the North Island tonight.


Short Forecast

Issued: 1:24pm Saturday

Valid to: Midnight Sunday

Marlborough, Nelson and Canterbury

A few showers today. Fine tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Rain clearing today, but returning tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers at times, but long fine spells as well.

Fiordland

Rain developing this evening. Further rain tomorrow.


Extended Brief Forecast

Issued: 10:42am Saturday

Monday

South Island, rain or showers for most, easing in the south.

Tuesday

South Island, Occasional showers, clearing about Canterbury and Marlborough.

Wednesday

South Island, Rain or showers developing for most but remaining dy in Marlborough.


Brief Mountain Forecast

Issued at 12:21pm Saturday

Valid to Midnight Sunday

South Island

Kaikoura ranges:

Fine with high cloud, apart from a few showers this afternoon.

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks:

Periods of rain, easing to a few showers this evening. Rain returning tomorrow afternoon.

The Southern Alps:

Periods of rain.

Fiordland:

A few showers, but rain developing this evening, then easing tomorrow evening.

WINDS: Strong west or northwesterlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 3000 metres, sloping to 1500 metres in the south. lowering 2200 metres, but 1000 metres in the south tonight.


Extended Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 1:04pm Saturday

South Island

Monday:

Rain, easing to a few showers in Fiordland. Snow down to 900 metres in the south and 1500 metres in the north. Westerly gales easing.

Freezing Level: 2000 metres in the north sloping to 1100 metres in the south.

Tuesday:

Rain easing to a few showers. Snow down to 1000 metres in the south. Westerlies rising to gale about the tops.

Freezing Level: 1800 metres in the north but 1400 in the south and east.

Wednesday:

Showers turning to rain but remaining dry about the Kaikoura ranges. Snow 1500 msin the north and 1000 metres in the south. Strong or gale westerlies.

Freezing Level: Rising to 2200 metres in the north and 1200 metres in the south.


Nelson Lakes National Park

Tomorrow - Sunday

Issued at: 2:11pm Saturday

Showers. Westerlies, gale at higher levels.

Freezing level 2000m

Monday

Showers. Snow to 1700 metres. Westerly, gale at higher levels, easing in the morning.

Freezing level 1900m

Tuesday

A few showers. Westerlies, rising to gale about the tops.

Freezing level  1800 metres.

Wednesday

Rain. Westerly gales.

Freezing level  Rising to 2200 metres.


Canterbury High Country

Tomorrow

Issued at 3:55pm Saturday

About the divide - Periods of rain. Snow to 1400 metres. Elsewhere - Fine, apart from a few showers about the the southern foothills from afternoon.

Wind at 1000 metres: Northwest gale 65 km/h, easing to 40 km/h in the morning.

Wind at 2000 metres: Northwest gale 75 km/h, easing to northwest 60 km/h in the evening.

Freezing level: 2400 metres in the north sloping to 1800 metres in the south, lowering to 2000 in the north sloping to 1600 metres in the south.

Mon Oct 23

About the divide - Rain. Snow to 1300 metres. Elsewhere - Partly cloudy, with showers developing from afternoon, turning to rain at night.

Wind at 1000 metres: Northwest 30 km/h, becoming light in the afternoon.

Wind at 2000 metres: Northwest 50 km/h, easing to 30 km/h in the afternoon.

Freezing level: 2000 metres in the north sloping to 1500 metres in the south.

Tue Oct 24

Rain clearing and fine spells developing. Strong southwesterlies developing. Snow lowering to 1500 metres.

Wed Oct 25

Rain developing with gale westerlies. Snow to 1500 metres.


Westland Forecast

Issued at: 4:20pm 21 Oct

SUNDAY

Periods of rain. Westerlies.

MONDAY

Periods of rain. Northwesterlies, easing at night.

TUESDAY

A few showers with southwesterlies.

WEDNESDAY

Showers turning to rain. Westerlies.

THURSDAY

Rain easing then clearing later. Westerlies dying out.


Southern Lakes

Tomorrow

Issued at 3:55pm Saturday

Partly cloudy, with scattered showers. Snow to 1400 metres.

Wind at 1000 metres: Westerly 55 km/h, easing to 30 km/h in the evening.

Wind at 2000 metres: Westerly gale 70 km/h, easing to 50 km/h in the evening.

Freezing level: 1600 metres.

Mon Oct 23

A few showers, more frequent from afternoon. Snow flurries to 1400 metres.

Wind at 1000 metres: Westerly 20 km/h, turning southerly 20 km/h in the afternoon.

Wind at 2000 metres: Westerly 50 km/h, easing to southwest 30 km/h in the afternoon.

Freezing level: 1600 metres lowering to 1200 metres in the evening.

Tue Oct 24

Cloud increasing and showers developing about the headwaters, falling as snow above 1400 metres. Westerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Wed Oct 25

Rain, heavy at first easing to showers. Snow above 1500 metres. Northwest gales.


Mt Aspiring National Park

Tomorrow - Sunday

Issued at: 2:11pm Saturday

Periods of rain, with snow flurries to 1400 metres. Gale westerlies, severe at higher levels at first.

Freezing level 1600m

Monday

Rain, with snow to 1200 metres, easing to showers in the evening. Westerlies, gale at higher levels, easing in the morning.

Freezing level 1600m

Tuesday

A few showers, turning to rain, snow above 1500 metres. Westerlies rising to gale.

Freezing level  Rising to 1800 metres.

Wednesday

Rain, with snow above 1500. metres. Westerly gales.

Freezing level  1500 metres.


Fiordland National Park

Tomorrow - Sunday

Issued at: 2:11pm Saturday

Periods of rain, easing to the isolated showers in the afternoon. Snow flurries to 1000 metres at first. Westerlies, gale at higher levels.

Freezing level 1300m

Monday

Rain, with snow to 900 metres, easing to showers in the afternoon. Westerlies, gale at higher levels at first, easing in the morning.

Freezing level 1200m

Tuesday

Showers turning to rain, snow above 1200 metres. Westerlies, rising to gale about the tops.

Freezing level  Rising to 1700 metres.

Wednesday

Rain with snow lowering to 900 metres. Westerlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing level  Lowering to 1200 metres.


Southland Forecast

Issued at: 4:20pm 21 Oct

SUNDAY

Cloudy. Scattered showers, easing in the evening. Westerlies, strong in exposed places, easing in the evening.

MONDAY

A few showers, easing and becoming isolated in the evening. Westerlies.

TUESDAY

Cloudy periods, a few showers. Westerlies strengthening.

WEDNESDAY

Periods of rain. Northwesterlies turning southwest.

THURSDAY

Occasional showers becoming confined to the coast and fine spells developing inland. Westerlies.


Foveaux

Valid to Midnight Sunday

Issued at 4:42pm Saturday

Forecast:

Westerly 25 knots, rising to 35 knots this afternoon then easing to 25 knots again Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres.Fair visibility in rain at times.

Three Day Outlook:

Westerly 15 knots, rising Tuesday morning 25 knots with rough sea, easing Wednesday 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Monday.

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