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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
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Avalanche Risk (Local)
22/05/2018 13:35hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
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SUB ALPINE
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 12:00 24/5/18
SH 73 Christchurch to Darfield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Crash
Comment: At the intersection with Torlesse Road. Road users are advised to take extra care.
Start Time: 24/05/2018 09:47hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions
Restrictions: Chains essential - Closed to towing vehicles
Reason: Snow
Start Time: 24/05/2018 07:04hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Thursday 24th May 2018
Day: Periods of snow. High 3ºC. Winds WNW at 40 to 69 km/h. Chance of snow 100%. 7-12cm of snow expected. Winds WNW at 40 to 69 km/h.
Night: Mainly cloudy with snow showers around this evening. Low around -5ºC. Winds WNW at 40 to 69 km/h. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
Visit www.metservice.co.nz for detail!)

 
Extended Forecast
Thursday
24 May

-4 / 3ºC
Friday
25 May

-6 / -1ºC
Saturday
26 May

-5 / 2ºC
Sunday
27 May

-6 / 1ºC
Monday
28 May

-5 / 2ºC
Tuesday
29 May

-4 / 3ºC
Wednesday
30 May

-2 / 4ºC
Thursday
31 May

-2 / 4ºC
Friday
1 Jun

-2 / 5ºC
Saturday
2 Jun

-2 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:24/05/18 08:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 24/5/18 11:54hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:48hrs
Sunset: 17:12hrs
Temperature: 1.0ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 0.2ºC
Temperature (High): 2.5ºC
Wind Chill: -2.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 990.76mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 4km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 69km/h (5:59hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1184m
Daily Rainfall: 7.62mm
Hourly Rain: 1.5mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 7.62mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (24/05/2018 - 10:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 2.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 121.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (24/05/2018 - 10:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 8.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 10.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 62mm
Grasmere Stn (24/05/2018 - 10:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 38mm
Mt Cheeseman (24/05/2018 - 10:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 38mm
Upper Styx River (24/05/2018 - 09:26hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 12.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 283.5mm
Western Rivers are high!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • The Punchbowl Falls track will be closed from Monday 30th April for up to 4 weeks whilst track repairs are made! This will also close off access to the Mt Aicken track.
  • The Lake Pearson / Moana Rua campsite is closed until about 4th May whilst earth and road works take place in this area.
  • 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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