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Aoraki-Mt Cook Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Aoraki-Mt Cook at 3754 m altitude issued: 6 pm26 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Aoraki-Mt Cook Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Aoraki-Mt Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -9°C on Thu morning, min -16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Wed afternoon, gales from the NNW by Fri morning).

Days 4-6 Aoraki-Mt Cook Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Tue morning. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -9°C on Mon night, min -16°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Mon morning, near gales from the NNW by Tue morning).
WedThursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tue
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Wind (km/h)
15 W15
25 W25
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
40 NW40
65 NNW65
35 NNW35
20 WSW20
20 SW20
15 SW15
20 SSE20
25 SSW25
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
5 ESE5
15 NNE15
30 NNE30
50 NNW50
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Snow map
T nz snow sum27.cc23
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Snow cm
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Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)220019002000215021002300205013501400165011501600175016501800180015001900
Aoraki-Mt Cook freezing level scale
snowy slopeAoraki-Mt Cook freezing level

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Aoraki-Mt Cook at the specific elevation of 3754 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Aoraki-Mt 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.

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Visitor Reviews of Aoraki-Mt 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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