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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.
Webcams
North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD)
North - Timelapse
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 20/07/2017 5:36pm. Valid to 21/07/2017 6pm
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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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Forecast
Friday 21st July 2017
Day: Rain likely. High 6ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 100%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Night: Rain and snow this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. A burst of heavy snow is expected. Low 1ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of precip 100%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
Visit www.metservice.co.nz for detail!)

 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Friday
21 Jul

1 / 6ºC
Saturday
22 Jul

-4 / 2ºC
Sunday
23 Jul

-1 / 3ºC
Monday
24 Jul

-2 / 4ºC
Tuesday
25 Jul

-4 / 3ºC
Wednesday
26 Jul

-1 / 2ºC
Thursday
27 Jul

-5 / 2ºC
Friday
28 Jul

-4 / 1ºC
Saturday
29 Jul

-3 / 2ºC
Sunday
30 Jul

-1 / 3ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/07/17 10:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 21/7/17 12:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:57hrs
Sunset: 17:26hrs
Temperature: 3.4ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 3.3ºC
Temperature (High): 5.5ºC
Wind Chill: 3.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 972.98mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 21km/h (6:25hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1553m
Daily Rainfall: 24.38mm
Hourly Rain: 1.8mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 26.16mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (21/07/2017 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 8.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 11mm
3 Day Rainfall: 11mm
Mid Poulter River (21/07/2017 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 13.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 14mm
3 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Grasmere Stn (21/07/2017 - 11:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 34.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 34mm
3 Day Rainfall: 34mm
Cass / Harper Rivers in flood!
Mt Cheeseman (21/07/2017 - 11:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 34.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 34mm
3 Day Rainfall: 34mm
Cave Stream area in flood!
Upper Styx River (21/07/2017 - 09:15hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 8.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 97.0mm
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.
  • 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: Friday 21/07/2017
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