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Latest South Island Weather Forecast

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


Situation Statement

Issued: 12:21pm Sunday 24 Jun

A series of frontal features are crossing  New Zealand in a disturbed west to southwesterly flow over the next few days.


Short Forecast

Issued: 1:45pm Sunday 24 Jun

Valid to: Midnight Monday 25 Jun

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, and Otago apart from Clutha

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Snow lowering to 200 metres in Otago tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland, Southland and Clutha

Showers, some heavy with hail and squally thunderstorms, clearing southern Westland for a time tomorrow afternoon. Snow lowering to 100 metres in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha tomorrow.


Extended Brief Forecast

Issued: 11:10am Sunday 24 Jun

Tuesday

South Island. Showers, snow to 200 metres in the south and 400 metres in the north at first, clearing later but lingering about Southland.

Wednesday

Mainly fine, a few showers in the north and south, and also the east coast of the North Island.

Thursday

South Island. A few showers in the south, partly cloudy elsewhere. Isolated showers developing about the east coast later.

Friday

South Island. Becoming fine in the west and south, isolated showers elsewhere.


Brief Mountain Forecast

Issued at 12:41pm Sunday 24

Valid to Midnight Monday 25 Jun

South Island

Kaikoura Ranges:

Isolated snow showers.

Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, the Southern Alps and Fiordland:

Heavy snow showers, and possible squally thunderstorms. WINDS: Westerly turning southwest, gale or severe gale in exposed places.

Freezing Level: 1600 metres sloping to 1000 metres in the south, lowering to 1100 metres but 800 metres in the south.


Extended Mountain Forecast

Issued at: 12:56pm Sunday 24 Jun

South Island

Tuesday:

Snow showers, clearing about and north of Mount Aspiring National Park in the afternoon. Strong southwesterlies easing.

Freezing Level: Gradually rising to 1000 metres in the north and 1200 metres in the south.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine, but a few showers about Fiordland, falling as snow to about 1000 metres.

Freezing Level: Rising to 1500 metres in the north, but remaining 1200 metres in the south.

Thursday:

Partly cloudy, with a few showers about Fiordland, falling as snow to about 1000 metres.

Freezing Level: Lowering to 800 metres for a time early, then rising to 1200 metres.


Nelson Lakes National Park

Tomorrow - Monday 25 June

Issued at: 12:20pm Sunday

Windy

Showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres. Westerlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing level 900m

Tuesday 26 June

Windy

Showers, with snow to 500 metres, clearing in the morning and becoming fine. Gale southwesterlies, mainly about the tops.

Freezing level 800m

Wednesday 27 June

Mainly fine. Southwesterlies.

Freezing level  Rising to 1400 metres.

Thursday 28 June

Mainly fine, but partly cloudy in the west. Southerlies.

Freezing level  Lowering to about 1200 metres.


Canterbury High Country

Tomorrow

Issued at 12:04pm Sunday 24 Jun

Occasional showers about the Divide, possibly thundery with hail at times. Fine with high cloud elsewhere. Snow to lowering to 500 metres.

Wind at 1000 metres: Westerly 50 km/h.

Wind at 2000 metres: Westerly gale 70 km/h easing to 55 km/h in the morning, then rising to southwest gale 75 km/h at night.

Freezing level: Around 800 metres.

Tue Jun 26

Snow showers clearing in the morning to fine spells.

Wind at 1000 metres: Southwest 40 km/h.

Wind at 2000 metres: Southwest gale 70 km/h.

Freezing level: 800 metres, rising to 1300 metres in the evening.

Wed Jun 27

Mainly fine. Southwesterlies.

Thu Jun 28

Partly cloudy. Southwesterlies easing.


Westland Forecast

Issued at: 5:38pm 24 Jun

MONDAY

25 JUN

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms and hail, clearing south of Hokitika for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Snow to 500 metres. Southwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

TUESDAY

26 JUN

Showers, with snow to 500 metres, clearing before dawn then becoming fine. Southwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

WEDNESDAY

27 JUN

Mainly fine, morning frosts. Light southwesterlies.

THURSDAY

28 JUN

Partly cloudy, with morning frosts and isolated afternoon showers. Light winds.

FRIDAY

29 JUN

A fine day with morning frosts. Light winds.


Southern Lakes

Tomorrow

Issued at 12:04pm Sunday 24 Jun

Partly cloudy. A few showers, mainly in the south at first, then everywhere in the evening. Snow lowering to 300 metres.

Wind at 1000 metres: Westerly 50 km/h.

Wind at 2000 metres: Southwest gale 65 km/h, rising to 80 km/h in the afternoon.

Freezing level: Around 600 metres.

Tue Jun 26

Showers, with snow to 300 metres, easing and becoming isolated in the morning.

Wind at 1000 metres: Southwest 40 km/h.

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

Freezing level: 600 metres, gradually rising to 1200 metres.

Wed Jun 27

Mainly fine. Southwesterlies.

Thu Jun 28

Mainly fine. Light southwesterlies.


Mt Aspiring National Park

Tomorrow - Monday 25 June

Issued at: 12:20pm Sunday 24 Jun

Windy

Occasional showers, possibly thundery with hail in the morning and evening. Snow lowering to 300 metres. Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places.

Freezing level 600m

Tuesday 26 June

Windy

Showers, with snow to 400 metres, clearing early then becoming fine. Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places, easing in the evening.

Freezing level 800m

Wednesday 27 June

Fine

A fine day. Southwesterlies, strong at times in exposed places.

Freezing level  Rising to 1400 metres, lowering to 1000 metres overnight.

Thursday 28 June

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy, with chance afternoon shower. Southwesterlies, strong at first, easing.

Freezing level  Rising to about 1400 metres.


Fiordland National Park

Tomorrow - Monday 25 June

Issued at: 12:20pm Sunday 24 Jun

Windy

Showers, possibly heavy and thundery with hail. Snow to 200 metres. Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places, possibly rising to severe gale for a time in the evening.

Freezing level 500m

Tuesday 26 June

Windy

Showers, with snow to 200 metres at first, easing and becoming few in the morning. Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places, easing at night.

Freezing level 800m

Wednesday 27 June 4 Jun 2018

Few showers

A few showers, with snow to about 1000 metres. Strong southwesterlies, gradually easing.

Freezing level  Rising to 1300 metres.

Thursday 28 June

Few showers

A few showers, with snow to about 1000 metres, easing at night. Southwesterlies.

Freezing level  About 1300 metres.


Southland Forecast

Issued at: 5:38pm 24 Jun

MONDAY

25 JUN

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms and hail. Snow possible to 100 metres. Strong westerlies, gale about the coast.

TUESDAY

26 JUN

Showers, with snow to 300 metres at first, easing and becoming few in the morning. Southwesterlies, strong in exposed places.

WEDNESDAY

27 JUN

A few showers. Westerlies.

THURSDAY

28 JUN

A few showers. Westerlies.

FRIDAY

29 JUN

A few showers, clearing and becoming fine. Westerlies turning southerly.


Foveaux

Valid to Midnight Monday 25 Jun

Issued at 4:42pm Sunday 24 Jun

Forecast:

Northwest rising to 35 knots late evening,then changing southwest 40 knots overnight. Easing to 30 knots late Monday evening.Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell rising to 5 metres.Poor visibility in showers,with squally thunderstorms possible.

Three Day Outlook:

Southwest easing Tuesday morning 25 knots with rough sea, and late Thursday 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell, easing Tuesday.

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