New Zealand Weather

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New Zealand’s weather changes rapidly. Make sure you get up to date information about weather and conditions. 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.

Obtain the latest information from the Metservice website or the Backcountry Avalanche Advisory website.

You can also phone 0900 999 + the Area Code for the local area you wish to visit (charge applies).

All New Zealand Mountain Weather Forecast – click here

You can check the latest information and conditions at the nearest DOC visitor centre.

Mountain and Ski Information

Before you pack up the car and head to the mountain make a quick call to MetPhone Mountain & Ski Info. It can help you take some of the guesswork out of your trip by giving you:

  • The very latest MetService weather forecasts for mountain areas.
  • Daily reports of ski conditions at all major ski areas (during the ski season).
  • The latest AA highway report.

MetPhone Mountain & Ski Info numbers:

  • 0900 999 15 – Central North Island
  • 0900 999 02 – Nelson Lakes
  • 0900 999 26 – Canterbury Region
  • 0900 999 81 – Southern Lakes

Ski conditions available by approximately 7 am (during the ski season).

New forecasts available by 5 am, 12 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm.