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Mt Ruapehu Detailed Forecast

The Mountainwatch Detailed Forecast is provided by our resident meteorology sensei "The Grasshopper". The Ruapehu analysis is issued around 7:30am every morning (maybe later on weekends) and is intended to provide an additional human element to the automated forecast data provided above. Sometimes we won't agree exactly with the model data - but if we ever call something significantly different we'll do our best to explain why.

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7:00am Monday 21 August 2017

Conditions Summary:
It’s mainly fine, just a bit of cloud hanging around. Moderate southerlies.

Synoptic Outlook:

That’s all folks! As we wave bye bye to the snow, a day earlier than expected, this low leaves us feeling a little cheated. With only about 10cm on the ground from the whole weekend, all we can do now is get up there and enjoy it before it melts.

With the low pressure moving off to the east and the high pressure dominating the scene, things are set to be fine for the rest of the week. Today’s fresh southerlies ease and winds will be light for the rest of the week.

Image of the day:

Nancy Drew and the mystery of the missing snow. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Monday 21 August:
Mainly fine. Fresh southerlies easing.

Tuesday 22 August:
Looking sweeeeeeet aaaaaaas my friends. Fine with light winds..

Wednesday 23 August:
Another bluebird.

Thursday 24 August:
And yet another day in clear sky paradise. Let’s see how the snow if holding up after 3 days of that.

Extended Outlook:
The high pressure is digging its heels in this week, making it harder for the front down south to get on the country. It’s already slowed down, and although we can see northerly winds pick up on Friday, at this stage I don’t see anything more than a bit of cloud for the weekend. Early next week the front might manage to bring us a bit of rain, don’t you just hate rain? Tuning the antenna even further ahead, as we head into September it looks like the high is back in town.

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