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.

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 trip plans if necessary.

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

NIWA weather forecasts

NIWA weather forecasts for national parks

Individual national park weather forecasts: 

MetService weather forecasts

MetService weather information - includes short and extended forecasts, mountain and marine forecasts.

Other MetService information:

Individual national park weather forecasts: 

 Other parks and reserves:

Other areas:

More information:

  • Call the MetPhone service line 0900 999 + the Area Code for the local area you wish to visit (charge applies)
  • Check the latest information and conditions at the nearest DOC visitor centre.
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