New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

Tarnz1

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Apr 30, 2021
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Heavy snow forecast for the Southern Alps this weekend. South easterly should put plenty onto Canterbury ski areas (and maybe a metre for Rainbow!).
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The huge low way off the east coast of NZ was at 941hpa yesterday.WOW(not in pic further east)
 

Secretcookie

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Steady rain in Queenstown still, snowing on the mountains. You can see the weather to the north which is hitting coronet/cardrona and then clearer to the south....looks like we are in for a treat also, although probably won't fall in the meters as it will up north
 

ScottGN

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So far, apart from some isolated showers, this weather system is totally missing the North Island. Sydney is getting more impact from the south easterly flow across the alps than Auckland.
 
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Brill

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So far, apart from some isolated showers, this weather system is totally missing the North Island. Sydney is getting more impact from the south easterly flow across the alps than Auckland.

Mount Hutt will probably do very well out of this system!
 

POW Hungry

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Mount Hutt will probably do very well out of this system!
Snow Report Last Updated: Sun 30 May 10:33 AM
Persistent heavy rain. Snow to around 1000 metres, heavy at higher levels.

Overnight we saw the freezing level rise to about 1900m. Once our snow safety team are able to get out above the base area we expect to find increasing levels of accumulation above 1700m. We have received heavy rain and sleet at the base lodge level but the 40cm base we had yesterday is holding out pretty well - albeit pretty saturated. Temperatures are forecast to fall through today and into tomorrow, we hope to see the situation improve.
 

Zimbooo

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Nov 20, 2017
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The Cant plains will have enough water to run into old earthquake cracks and even the land out in those areas..... nature.
 

DidSurfNowSki

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Snow Report Last Updated: Mon 31 May 11:10 AM
Heavy rain gradually easing to showers from the south by late evening. Snow to 1100 metres.

The freezing level sat around 1800-1900m overnight so we've received mostly sleety rain at the base lodge level (at 1600m) since our last update. Thankfully the 40cm base we reported from the start of this weather event remains intact. The situation higher on the mountain is a mystery - our snow safety team will head out and assess once the wind backs off and visibility improves. Based on temps and rain gauge measurements we're guessing up to 2m of new snow above 1700m. The freezing level is slowly trending down now and we are receiving pulses of snow that look set to continue for the next few hours. Please note that we have lost internet on the mountain so our webcams will not update until we have been up to the summit to clear snow off our microwave repeater.
 
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Donza

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UPDATE- We have received 40cm of rain affected snow in the base area and possibly more at higher elevations.
Our access road will remain closed from the info booth until the scheduled opening day of June 11th. The road has sustained some damage but we anticipate normal access before opening day.
Winter is most definitely here and we look forward to see you all soon.
 

Red_switch

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Zeroz

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Mt Hutt.

Snow Report Last Updated: Tue 01

Today’s outlook:

Phenomenal scenes at the Summit today with snow levels up to the top wind fence (4m high!) Our average base (around the top of the Nor'west Express) will be confirmed by our SnowSAT system tomorrow. Looks to be around 80cm to 1m at that level.

Base area coverage didn't really change much over the storm and still sits around 30-40cms. Bottom of Triple has around 5cm but as soon as we get cold temps our snowmaking will be cranking on the lower mountain.

We have a firm ice crust at higher elevations but will be commencing trail preparation tomorrow and expect to have most upper mountain trails and terrain parks knocked out for opening day on 11th June. See you soon!
 
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