Coronet Peak

South Island, New Zealand

Detailed Forecast

Wednesday, June 20

Synoptic Outlook:

A low in the north Tasman Sea slides eastwards just north of the country today and Thursday, while a ridge builds over the South Island. Easterly winds lie over the North Island as it is sandwiched between these to features. The ridge moves up to the North Island on Friday with winds easing. NW winds strengthen over the South Island during Saturday as a cold front approaches from the west.


Image Of The Day:

A low tracks eastwards just north of the country, while a ridge builds over the South Island.. Source:: Metservice (vandilised by the Grasshopper)


Wednesday 20 June:

Snow showers in Canterbury gradually easing, and only a bit of cloud from time to time elsewhere. Easterly winds on Ruapehu, but light elsewhere.


Thursday 21 June:

Partly cloudy on Ruapehu. Any cloud on South Island ski fields will clear to a beaut day. Easterly winds on Ruapehu, but light elsewhere.


Friday 22 June:

A beaut day to be had by all! Winds mainly light, but W-SW breezes about the Southern Lakes.


Saturday 23 June:

A mostly cloudy day with snow flurries from evening. However, a mint day up Mt Hutt! W-SW breezes, turning NW over the South Island and becoming strong.


Extended Outlook:

The cold front moves over the country during Sunday, followed by another, which crosses the South Island Monday and the North Island Tuesday. These fronts will bring freezing temperatures and a healthy dumping of snow, especially for ski fields close to the Main Divide. The ridge building over the country from Thursday will bring settled conditions and a perfect opportunity to enjoy some bluebird powder days.


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