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Welcome 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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North Webcam (HD - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)

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Park Shots

Sunrise over Mt Murchison (2408m)
D.Blunt - 18/01/2010
 

Waimakariri River (Crow confluence)
Graeme Kates - 01/05/2012
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Day: Partly cloudy. High 12ºC. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 2ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Thursday
22 Oct

2 / 12ºC
Friday
23 Oct

2 / 14ºC
Saturday
24 Oct

9 / 16ºC
Sunday
25 Oct

10 / 14ºC
Monday
26 Oct

5 / 13ºC
Tuesday
27 Oct

1 / 11ºC
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Update:22/10/20 10:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 10:30 22/10/20
SH 73 Russley Road to Old West Coast Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to work in the area there will be a temporary speed limit from 6am to 6pm.
Start Time: 28/10/2020 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 30/10/2020 18:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Arthurs Pass Village to Otira (Arthurs Pass)
Impact: Caution
Reason: Traffic Congestion
Comment: Eastbound traffic is expected to be busy through this area on Friday 23rd October and Monday 26th October between 12pm and 4pm. Expect delays and allow extra time for your journeys when travelling through this area at these times. For more information on predicted busy periods visit www.nzta.govt.nz/hotspots
Start Time: 20/10/2020 14:26hrs
Expected Resolution: 26/10/2020 16:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 22/10/20 8:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:31hrs
Sunset: 19:08hrs
Temperature: 8.0ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 0.1ºC
Temperature (High): 8.0ºC
Wind Chill: 8.0ºC
Humidity: 6%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1017.18mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 2km/h
Wind Direction: NNE
Wind Gust: 45km/h (8:26hrs)
Cloud Base: 5168m ASL
Freezing Level: 2261m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (22/10/2020 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 93.5mm
Mid Poulter River (22/10/2020 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 34mm
Grasmere Stn (22/10/2020 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (22/10/2020 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Upper Styx River (22/10/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6mm
7 Day Rainfall: 136.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!
  • 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.
  • New Casey Hut open - The new 12 bunk Casey Hut is now open. It is located about 600m east of the original position on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River.
  • 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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