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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)
23/02/2018 08:19hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(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: 10:00 26/2/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Maintenance
Comment: Due to works between Lake Pearson and Arthurs Pass there are temporary traffic signals operating with a 30km/h speed restriction in place from Monday 12th February to Friday 23rd March. Road users are advised to expect delays.
Start Time: 12/02/2018 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Monday 26th February 2018
Day: Showers early with some clearing for the afternoon. Turning cooler. High 13ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 71 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 4ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 71 km/h.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Monday
26 Feb

4 / 13ºC
Tuesday
27 Feb

8 / 14ºC
Wednesday
28 Feb

11 / 17ºC
Thursday
1 Mar

10 / 17ºC
Friday
2 Mar

9 / 17ºC
Saturday
3 Mar

8 / 16ºC
Sunday
4 Mar

9 / 18ºC
Monday
5 Mar

9 / 18ºC
Tuesday
6 Mar

8 / 16ºC
Wednesday
7 Mar

6 / 14ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/02/18 08:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/2/18 8:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:07hrs
Sunset: 19:20hrs
Temperature: 8.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 8.2ºC
Temperature (High): 12.6ºC
Wind Chill: 8.5ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1008.27mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 71km/h (0:06hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2338m
Daily Rainfall: 27.94mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 49.53mm

 RIVERS ARE HIGH!

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (26/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 44.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 111mm
3 Day Rainfall: 111mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (26/02/2018 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 21.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 28mm
3 Day Rainfall: 28mm
Poulter River is high!
Grasmere Stn (26/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 15.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 16mm
3 Day Rainfall: 16mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 15.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 16mm
3 Day Rainfall: 16mm
Upper Styx River (26/02/2018 - 06:18hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 134.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 241.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Bealey Valley Track closed at Chasm bridge from Monday 11th December until further notice whilst the bridge is repaired.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Last Update: Monday 26/02/2018
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