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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cook at 3296 m altitude issued: 6 pm26 Nov 2015 (local time)  
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Mount Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Thu afternoon, min -11°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (extremely windy from the NW on Thu night, fresh winds from the W by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Mon night, min -4°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the NW by Wed morning).
ThuFriday 27Saturday 28Sunday 29Monday 30Tuesday 1Wed
partially cloudy
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
Wind (km/h)
70 NW70
110 NW110
85 NW85
60 WNW60
60 WNW60
70 WNW70
80 WNW80
45 WSW45
35 W35
30 W30
15 W15
10 W10
5 N5
20 N20
20 NW20
35 NW35
35 NNW35
45 NW45
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)330028002200165013501550180012001750240027003150320033503350335033003250
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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