South Island Weather Event - February 2020

All the latest regarding the Weather Event we're experiencing in February 2020

The Canterbury, Southland and Otago regions of NZ are experiencing an unusual weather event, with heavy rainfall. Below is all the information you need to help you.

If your, or someone else’s life is in danger, call 111. 

(Last updated 9:30am, Wednesday 5th of February). 

Current Base Updates

Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier: Operations are unaffected
Skydive Mt. Cook (Pukaki): Operations are unaffected
Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helis: Operations are unaffected
Skydive Abel Tasman: Operations are unaffected
INFLITE Taupo: Operations are unaffected
INFLITE Auckland & Heletranz: Operations are unaffected
INFLITE Charters: Operations are unaffected

Evacuations and Relocations

Our fleet of aircraft are available to help you move your group or family between locations across the South Island.

Latest Weather Update

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Issued at 8:45am Wednesday 5 Feb 2020

Heavy rain for the west and south of the South Island and northwest gales for parts of the lower North Island has now eased

The fronts that brought heavy rain to the west and south of the South Island and northwest gales across parts of the lower North Island now lie to the northeast of New Zealand, and continues to move further away to the east. All related rain and wind Warnings and Watches are now lifted.

WARNINGS NO LONGER IN FORCE

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : Westland from Hokitika northwards: Heavy rain has now eased and the Warning is lifted.

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : The headwaters of Canterbury Lakes and Rivers: Heavy rain has now eased and the Warning is lifted.

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : Westland south of Hokitika : Heavy rain has now eased and the Warning is lifted.

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : Southern Lakes and Central Otago: Heavy rain has now eased and the Warning is lifted.

Heavy Rain Warning lifted for : Dunedin: Heavy rain has now eased and the Warning is lifted.

Rescheduling, Refunds & Cancellations

If your travel plans will change due to the weather, please contact us and we’ll be able to help.

We can help with rescheduling to a later date or transferring to one of our other locations – including Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters and Mount Cook Glacier Guiding or one of our partner dropzones, including Skydive Abel Tasman or Skydive Mt. Cook.

We can also help with arranging travel, and provide the latest road conditions and weather reports.

Contact our team and let us help.

Need Picking Up?

Our fleet of helicopters and fixed wing planes are available to help if required.

If you need air transport around the South Island, please contact our National Office 24/7 on +64 9 377 4406

We can assist with relocation’s or evacuations for people, plant or stock.

Our team and pilots are on standby and willing to help.