NZ Mountain Radio Service discontinued
The NZ Mountain Radio Service was discontinued on 30th June 2023. This will affect the radios in CMC huts Barker & Park Morpeth in Arthur's Pass National Park. Consider carrying an alternative method of emergency contact if using these huts eg. Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), and get current long-term weather forecasts before heading into the back-country.

Clough cableway CLOSED!
The Clough cableway, near Carrington hut, is CLOSED. It has sustained damage to it's draw cable. It cannot be used! The White River can only be crossed whilst in normal or low flows.

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Monday 25th September 2023, 08:41hrs: About 25cm of fresh snow fell at 900m over weekend about the Main Range, and approx. 40cm above 1800m. The higher altitude snowfall was driven by strong southerlies, so much greater depth wind drifts are possible, along with ridge scouring.

The low level (up to 1000m) snow became semi-supportive this morning after a mild freeze, but it is doubtful higher level new snow has had the same melt/freeze cycle opportunity at this stage. Lower level snowpack (to 1600m) on solar aspects will melt out rapidly as freezing levels cycle back up to 2000m.

Further poor weather is likely to develop very late tomorrow (Tuesday). The next larger storm-cycle arrive from Thursday evening with the potential for heavy rain, and lowering freezing levels bringing snowfall 800m+ then about 1000m+ on Friday/early Saturday.

  • Mt Temple (1913m) - South ridge15/09/2023
    Mt Temple (1913m) - South ridge
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Scott's track09/09/2023
    Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Scott's track
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge09/09/2023
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - Phipps - Mt Stuart Traverse09/09/2023
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - Phipps - Mt Stuart Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge09/09/2023
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect30/08/2023
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (2nd buttress)30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (2nd buttress)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Goldney Ridge30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Rome Ridge30/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Rome Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m) - Mt Aicken (1858m)Traverse29/08/2023
    Blimit (1921m) - Mt Aicken (1858m)Traverse
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - West approach 1863m29/08/2023
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - West approach 1863m
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge29/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - North aspect23/08/2023
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - North aspect
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect23/08/2023
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect23/08/2023
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge23/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - East aspect23/08/2023
    Mt Temple (1913m) - East aspect
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - Phipps Traverse23/08/2023
    Mt Temple (1913m) - Phipps Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face23/08/2023
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Blimit (1921m) - West aspect22/08/2023
    Blimit (1921m) - West aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m) - West aspect22/08/2023
    Mt Cassidy (1850m) - West aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - South aspect22/08/2023
    Mt Oates (2041m) - South aspect
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect22/08/2023
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)22/08/2023
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)22/08/2023
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)22/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)22/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide22/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse22/08/2023
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - West aspect22/08/2023
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - West aspect
  • Goat Hill (1656m) - North aspect17/08/2023
    Goat Hill (1656m) - North aspect
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m) - Southeast aspect17/08/2023
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - South aspect17/08/2023
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - South aspect
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - Southwest aspect17/08/2023
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - Southwest aspect
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m) - Northeast aspect17/08/2023
    Mt Armstrong (2110m) - Northeast aspect
  • Mt Barron (1730m) - Northeast aspect17/08/2023
    Mt Barron (1730m) - Northeast aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m) - Southwest aspect17/08/2023
    Mt Cassidy (1850m) - Southwest aspect
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Weather Information
29 Sep

-3 / 6ºC
30 Sep

-2 / 5ºC
1 Oct

6 / 7ºC
2 Oct

-1 / 9ºC
3 Oct

-1 / 10ºC
4 Oct

5 / 12ºC
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Update:29/09/23 13:30hrs
Update: 29/9/23 12:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:12hrs
Sunset: 18:40hrs
Temperature: 6.3ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.4ºC
Temperature (High): 6.6ºC
Wind Chill: 3.4ºC
Humidity: 88%  (Falling)
Barometer: 992.15mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 15km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 79km/h (7:18hrs)
Cloud Base: 1178m ASL
Freezing Level: 1626m
Lapse Rate: -0.525ºC/+100m
Daily Rainfall: 7.8mm
Hourly Rain: 3.4mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 9.6mm
2023 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 30.1ºC (9/1/23)
Low Temp: -5.2ºC (11/8/23)
High Wind Gust: 137kmph WNW (21/9/23)
High Rain: 172.6mm (17/9/23)
Last Rain (>5mm): 23/9/23 (6 days, 12.2mm)
Rain Days: 111 / 272 (41%)

Rainfall: 6.4mm
High Rain Rate: 1.8mm/hr @ 11:29hrs 29/9/23
Temp Low: 2.9ºC @ 9:02hrs 29/9/23
Temp High: 6.2ºC @ 12:02hrs 29/9/23
Wind Gust: 79kmph @ 7:18hrs 29/9/23
Dom.Wind Dir: North
Barometer Low: 991mb @ 12:02hrs 29/9/23
Last Update: 29/09/2023 12:04 NZST
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1361m
Alt. Temp: -0.8ºC
Freezing Level: 1647m
Lapse Rate: -0.525ºC/+100m
Alt. Humidity: 86%
Alt. Windspeed: 111.7kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 49.8kmph
Alt. Min. Windspeed: 2.7kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 111.7kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -12.2ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 791hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm (Today: 0.5mm)
Daily Snowfall: 3.0cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 1.1cm/hr (10:04hrs)
Storm Snowfall (4hrs): 3.1cm
7 Day Snowfall: 39.8cm
Snowpack Depth: 137.0cm
Windslab N: 51.7cm
Windslab S: 6.2cm
Windslab E: 7.9cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 55%
2 Day
3 Day
7 Day
Carrington Hut29/09/2023 - 11:05hrs7.0mm9mm9mm58mm
Mid Poulter River29/09/2023 - 11:01hrs8.5mm8.5mm11mm72mm
Grasmere Stn29/09/2023 - 11:00hrs0.5mm7.5mm10mm56mm
Mt Cheeseman29/09/2023 - 11:00hrs4.0mm4.5mm7mm47mm
Goldney Ridge29/09/2023 - 13:38hrs10mm15mm15mm116mm
LocationUpdatedLast Hour
6 Hour
7 Day
Upper Styx River29/09/2023 - 12:19hrs1.7mm4.0mm10.5mm126.9mm
Lower Taipo River29/09/2023 - 12:20hrs0.0mm6.0mm7.0mm129.0mm

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