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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 6 pm14 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sun afternoon, min -1°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sun afternoon, gales from the NNW by Wed morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Wed afternoon, min -9°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the NNW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the WSW by Sat morning).
SunMonday 15Tuesday 16Wednesday 17Thursday 18Friday 19Sat
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
heavy snow
snow showers
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
15 NNW15
30 NW30
30 WNW30
25 NW25
25 NW25
35 NNW35
35 NNW35
60 NNW60
65 NNW65
65 NNW65
70 NNW70
85 NNW85
80 NNW80
60 WNW60
80 W80
55 W55
65 W65
50 WSW50
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)365034503200330034503300330035003550355024502250210019002150270025003150
Mount Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeMount Cook freezing level

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Mount Cook at the specific elevation of 3296 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Mount Cook. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Mount Cook

Peter Taylor from New Zealand writes:

Generally a well-serviced mountain, featuring excellent coffee at Plateau Hut. Service at Empress Hut is a little slow, and, apart from a peculiar rocky pudding, non-existent at Gardiner Hut. Queues on popular blue run the Linda tend to get very long in January and there have been some instances of fisticuffs amongst impatient punters at Summit Rocks. The Nor'West Ridge is a somewhat less crowded blue run, but it's a long walk from the hut with no guarantee of good conditions from the summit. The public are warned to exercise caution on descents of the double diamond Hooker Face as it can get a little hard and slippery at times. Late season, often as early as mid-January, there are excellent natural terrain park features on the lower Linda.

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