Introduction

Get weather forecasts for national parks and other conservation areas, as well as severe weather warnings, the brief mountain forecast and other weather bulletins.

18 July 2021: Take care outdoors after storm

Following the recent storm, tracks, bridges and campsites in the north and west of the South Island may be damaged with slips, washouts, windfall and flooding.

Tracks in these areas are being assessed and may be closed. We'll provide updates as we have them.

We advise you do not walk these tracks until they are assessed. If you do, it is at your own risk – take extreme care.

Stay safe – always check the latest weather report before you venture out and be prepared to change your plans. 

Latest severe weather information on MetService website

New Zealand's weather changes rapidly

It can be very cold at any time of the year. Always be physically and mentally prepared for the worst conditions and be ready to change your plans if necessary.

Park forecasts are grouped by region below.

Severe weather and avalanches

Before heading out check the severe weather warnings.

If you are going into the mountains check the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory as well as weather forecasts.

The latest information and conditions can be found at the nearest DOC visitor centre.

Weather providers

NIWA

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) provides weather forecasts for national parks across New Zealand.

MetService

MetService provides short and extended forecasts for New Zealand, including: 

Forecasts by region

Northland

Coromandel

Waikato

Bay of Plenty

East Coast

Central North Island

Taranaki

Manawatu/Whanganui

Hawke’s Bay

Wairarapa and Wellington/Kapiti

Nelson/Tasman

Marlborough

West Coast

Canterbury

Otago

Fiordland

Southland

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