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)
View Local Report - 18/08/2018
20/08/2018 07:36hrs
(Above 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1000m - 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 11:00 20/8/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Ice
Comment: Ice likely. Slow down
Start Time: 18/08/2018 21:16hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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Today's Forecast
Monday 20th August 2018
Day: Rain with some snow mixing in for the afternoon. High near 5ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Snow this evening will diminish to a few snow showers late. Low around -2ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
Extended Forecast
20 Aug

-2 / 5ºC
21 Aug

-1 / 4ºC
22 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
23 Aug

-5 / 4ºC
24 Aug

-4 / 4ºC
25 Aug

-2 / 5ºC
26 Aug

-1 / 6ºC
27 Aug

-1 / 6ºC
28 Aug

1 / 7ºC
29 Aug

2 / 7ºC
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Update:20/08/18 09:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 20/8/18 11:22hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:21hrs
Sunset: 17:57hrs
Temperature: 4.2ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -1.7ºC
Temperature (High): 4.2ºC
Wind Chill: 2.2ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 993.07mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 4km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 23km/h (10:31hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1676m
Daily Rainfall: 3.3mm
Hourly Rain: 1mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.3mm
Carrington Hut (20/08/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (20/08/2018 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
Grasmere Stn (20/08/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (20/08/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Upper Styx River (20/08/2018 - 09:21hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 2.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 79.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • Taipo River: The original cableway (Scotty's) in the lower Taipo River has been replaced with a 3-wire bridge. This bridge is quite high above the river and trampers using this part of the route should be quite confident at using this type of structure.
  • 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.
  • 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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