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Issued at 29/08/2014 6:44am. Valid till 1/09/2014 6pm

Taranaki

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
12pm - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The avalanche danger is at LOW with the settled weather pattern we are in right now, with the upper mountain conditions remaining firm. This brings with it another set of risks so use care when traveling above the snow line, ensure you have good mountaineering gear and are skilled in it use. Cool clear conditions are expect over the next few days which will keep the snow pack firm on most aspects, Northerly aspects are soften during the day below 1600m. As Sunday rolls around and rain develops watch out for changing snow conditions on the mountain as rain penetrates the snow pack. Remember please feel free to post any observations you feel may benefit others and the information collection for the mountain.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No observed or report avalanche activity

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Cool conditions on the mountain have kept the snow firm across the whole mountain at most elevations. Conditions are softening a little on Northerly aspects facing the sun during the day below 1600m. The snow pack on the lower mountain has become thin below 1600m. The snow pack is generally stable across the mountain. As rain develops on Sunday care will be needed as it penetrates the snow pack, watch for changing conditions.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Moderate to calm winds from the North East with the freezing level sitting around 1600m during the day with mainly clear skies. Rain is expected to develop on Sunday.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Firm conditions exist across the Mountain use care and the correct equipment when heading on to the mountain.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

Mountain Safety Council
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