Aoraki/Mount Cook
Weather Forecast, New Zealand

 

Days 0-3 Aoraki/Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Tue morning, min -2°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun night, near gales from the NW by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Aoraki/Mount Cook Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Wed afternoon, min -10°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the NW on Wed night, calm by Fri afternoon).

PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
clear
clear
partially cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
partially cloudy
clear
Wind km/h
10 WSW10
10 W10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
20 WNW20
15 WSW15
10 W10
25 NW25
40 NW40
60 NW60
60 NW60
35 W35
30 W30
30 WNW30
20 WNW20
0 NNE0
10 N10
5 WNW5
clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds clear snow shwrs snow shwrs heavy snow clear clear some clouds snow shwrs mod. snow some clouds clear
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - - - - 1 1 13 - - - 1 8 - -
High °C
2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -5 -6 -10 -9 -8 -8
Low °C
1 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 -2 -3 -3 -5 -5 -9 -10 -9 -9 -8
Chill °C
-1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -1 -1 -2 -10 -12 -12 -12 -13 -14 -18 -9 -12 -11
Freezing level m
3200 3300 3400 3350 3450 3450 3400 3300 2650 2500 2450 2250 2250 1450 1500 1600 1400 1800
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop
-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-6-7-6-9-10-11-14-13-13-1222222322-2-2-2-4-5-6-10-9-8-87688678643322-1-3-3-30141114141013141110999944437201721211620201716151516151011111014
Sunrise
- - 6:37 - - 6:35 - - 6:33 - - 6:31 - - 6:31 - - 6:28
Sunset
8:08 - - 8:10 - - 8:12 - - 8:13 - - 8:15 - - 8:15 - -

Issued local time.

This table gives the weather forecast for Aoraki/Mount Cook at the specific elevation of 3000 m. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of Aoraki/Mount Cook. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider overview of the weather, consult the Weather Map of New Zealand.

Live conditions reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather StationTemp.WeatherWind
Cloud
Visibility
Cloud / Visibility
Twizel wx
73 km S
519m alt.
2 hours ago
20.6° C
clear
Clear
Wind obs. (11.9 kph from 46 degs) was rejected
.
20.0 km
Haast
97 km SW
4m alt.
2 hours ago
11.4° C
No report.
6
Light winds from the WSW
(6 kph at 240).
Tara Hills Aws
105 km S
485m alt.
2 hours ago
21.7° C
No report.
2
Calm
(2 kph at 260).
Zelkova Geraldine
105 km ESE
135m alt.
41 minutes ago
15.0° C
Dry
0
Calm
(0 kph at 181).
Timaru Airport
117 km SE
26m alt.
2 hours ago
13.8° C
No report.
4
Calm
(4 kph at 60).
20 km

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Aoraki/Mount Cook and within an acceptable time window.

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