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Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome to Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Our small alpine village is nestled amongst the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island (Maps).
You will find a wealth of information about this region on this site.

For pre-arrival advice Click Here.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
20/06/2017 22:31hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

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Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 18:01 25/6/17
SH 73 Christchurch To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Other
Impact: Caution
Start: 26 Jun 2017 04:30
End:  26 Jun 2017 09:30
Comment: 45m Long Load Being Transported To Greymouth. Delays Of Up To Twenty Minutes Can Be Expected At Some Locations On The Route
SH 73,6 Arthur's Pass To Taramakau, Canterbury
Reason: Other
Impact: Caution
Start: 26 Jun 2017 10:30
End:  26 Jun 2017 15:00
Comment: 45m Long Load Being Transported To Greymouth. Delays Of Up To Twenty Minutes Can Be Expected At Some Locations On The Route

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Today's Forecast
Sunday 25th June 2017
Night: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low -7ºC. Winds W at 4 to 60 km/h.
 
Extended Forecast
Sunday
25 Jun

-6 / 8ºC
Monday
26 Jun

-1 / 3ºC
Tuesday
27 Jun

-4 / 5ºC
Wednesday
28 Jun

-2 / 5ºC
Thursday
29 Jun

-2 / 6ºC
Friday
30 Jun

0 / 4ºC
Saturday
1 Jul

0 / 3ºC
Sunday
2 Jul

-1 / 4ºC
Monday
3 Jul

-2 / 4ºC
Tuesday
4 Jul

-1 / 5ºC
Click for more information
Update:25/06/17 18:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 25/6/17 20:23hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:06hrs
Sunset: 17:08hrs
Temperature: -1.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -1.7ºC
Temperature (High): 8.0ºC
Wind Chill: -1.6ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1010.37mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 50km/h (3:45hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 784m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.05mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (25/06/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 7.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Mid Poulter River (25/06/2017 - 16:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
Grasmere Stn (25/06/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (25/06/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Upper Styx River (25/06/2017 - 18:13hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 10.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 52.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Mingha / Edwards Valley Car-park: The temporary car-park at the rail-bridge has been decommissioned. All users are now advised to park their vehicles at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site, cross the highway, then take the new railway underpass tunnel, then follow the routes from there.
  • Punchbowl Falls Track: The section from the 2nd foot-bridge (5 mins from car-park) is closed for an indefinite period while repairs are made to a flood damaged structure.
  • Klondyke Corner Mouse Plague: there are considerable numbers of mice about the Klondyke Corner campsite! Do not leave food on/near the ground, and be very aware that mice have been climbing aboard vehicles. This is in response to a massive seeding of the beech and grasslands in the area. Nothing can be done about this as Kea (our rare alpine parrot) is actively hunting mice, and toxins can therefore not be used.
  • Harper Pass Route landslides - There are several large land-slips in the vicinity of Harper Bivouac (Harper Pass). If the river is low they can be traversed with relative safety, however if the river is high there is some risk of falling into the torrent! Absolute care and good decision making is essential!
  • Casey Hut has burnt down - Casey Hut in the Poulter River catchment burnt down in late 2015. The next closest hut is Trust-Poulter, 5km upstream on the true-right. Good camping sites, water (Casey Stream) and a toilet remains at the old Casey Hut site.
  • Highway 73 is undergoing reconstruction on the eastern approaches to Arthur's Pass Village. Expect delays and detours from time to time. This work is not expected to be complete until early-2018.
  • The following bivouacs no longer exist! - Hallelujah Bivouac (Andrews Stream), Thompson Bivouac (Thompson Stream), Top Cox Bivouac (Cox River), Waterfall Bivouac (Row Stream)

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