What websites do you use for mountain weather forecasts? Metservice, yr.no, and mountain-forecast.com (the latter of which I have never used before and found just now on a google search) are giving differing forecasts for Fri/Sat. Is Metservice the most reliable or do you have any suggestions for others? I'm sure I used to have a NZ specific mountain forecast site saved but can't find it now... If we go will go prepared for whatever weather, but if 50kph winds and / or heavy rain are likely, our four year old may not appreciate being on an exposed ridge for a few hours and we might postpone. Yet other forecasts are saying light winds and no rain.
windy.com is another to maybe add to your toolkit. I've heard good things about it, but I don't get out enough to have formed an opinion on it yet.
Metvuw's forecast charts are pretty good: http://metvuw.com/forecast/forecast.php?type=rain®ion=nzsi&noofdays=5
DOC have dropped metservice and shifted to NIWA for their mountain forecasts: https://weather.niwa.co.nz/parks https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/know-before-you-go/weather/ I personally rely on the maps & charts from metvuw.
Thanks! Have taken a look at these and bookmarked them
a lot of niwas forecasting has been mainly computer generated and less human moderated than metservice metservice still to a mountain forecast, niwa have only juset started their parks forecasting, i dont know how it compares to metservice. https://www.metservice.com/mountains-and-parks/national-parks
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