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CURRENT ALERTS
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 removed
The Clough Cableway across the White River (Carrington hut) has been removed. The White River will only be crossable in low river flows.

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Avalanche Risk (Local)
01/05/2024 08:51hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Mountain Conditions
Monday 20th May 2024, 07:02hrs: The snowfall that hit south Canterbury did not penetrate into APNP, however moderate rainfall, and a temperature inversion did - this has melted out a lot of the building snowpack on east, north & west facing aspects. Icy snow remains on high (1700m+) southern aspects, and slightly lower on some protected southern faces (Crow etc).

Up until this storm-cycle we did have building waterfall ice in some areas (Graham Stream, Philistine Bluffs), but this has now vanished.

A dusting of fresh snow is expected above 1700m, about and east of Main Range, overnight on Monday/Tuesday morning.


  • Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Upper Avalanche Peak track17/05/2024
    Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Upper Avalanche Peak track
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face17/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow glacier17/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow glacier
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - Blimit (1921m) Traverse11/05/2024
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - Blimit (1921m) Traverse
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - West ridge approach 1844m11/05/2024
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - West ridge approach 1844m
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect11/05/2024
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access11/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - lower Goldney Ridge11/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - lower Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face, Hidden couloir11/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face, Hidden couloir
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide11/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - upper Goldney Ridge11/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - upper Goldney Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m) - West aspect07/05/2024
    Blimit (1921m) - West aspect
  • Hills Peak (1640m) - South aspect07/05/2024
    Hills Peak (1640m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect07/05/2024
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m) - West aspect07/05/2024
    Mt Cassidy (1850m) - West aspect
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southwest aspect07/05/2024
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southwest aspect
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West aspect07/05/2024
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West aspect
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West aspect07/05/2024
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West aspect
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m) - North Aspect04/05/2024
    Avalanche Peak (1833m) - North Aspect
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Scott's track04/05/2024
    Avalanche Peak (1833m) - Scott's track
  • Avalanche Peak - Rome Ridge traverse04/05/2024
    Avalanche Peak - Rome Ridge traverse
  • Brown Hill (1716m) - South aspect04/05/2024
    Brown Hill (1716m) - South aspect
  • Brown Hill (1716m) - South ridge04/05/2024
    Brown Hill (1716m) - South ridge
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m) - South aspect04/05/2024
    Mt Cassidy (1850m) - South aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (North aspect)04/05/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (North aspect)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - Southwest aspect03/05/2024
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - Southwest aspect
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - South aspect29/04/2024
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - South aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge29/04/2024
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face27/04/2024
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge27/04/2024
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Falling Mountain (1901m) - Southwest aspect30/03/2024
    Falling Mountain (1901m) - Southwest aspect
  • Mt Foweraker (1804m) - Northwest Ridge09/03/2024
    Mt Foweraker (1804m) - Northwest Ridge
  • Mt Foweraker (1804m) - Southeast Ridge09/03/2024
    Mt Foweraker (1804m) - Southeast Ridge
  • Marmaduke Dixon Glacier & névé11/02/2024
    Marmaduke Dixon Glacier & névé
  • Mt Greenlaw (2315m) - Northwest aspect11/02/2024
    Mt Greenlaw (2315m) - Northwest aspect
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - West aspect11/02/2024
    Mt Harper (2222m) - West aspect
  • Mt Murchison (2408m) - North aspect11/02/2024
    Mt Murchison (2408m) - North aspect
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m) - North aspect11/02/2024
    Mt Wakeman (2227m) - North aspect
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m) - Northeast Ridge11/02/2024
    Mt Wakeman (2227m) - Northeast Ridge
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m) - East aspect06/02/2024
    Mt Armstrong (2110m) - East aspect
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Weather Information
Sunday
26 May

-4 / 3ºC
Monday
27 May

-3 / 2ºC
Tuesday
28 May

-3 / 4ºC
Wednesday
29 May

-3 / 3ºC
Thursday
30 May

2 / 6ºC
Friday
31 May

3 / 7ºC
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Update:26/05/24 08:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/5/24 8:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:50hrs
Sunset: 17:10hrs
Temperature: 4.2ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 3.8ºC
Temperature (High): 6.9ºC
Wind Chill: 0.9ºC
Humidity: 79%  (Falling)
Barometer: 999.87mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 19km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 68km/h (6:53hrs)
Cloud Base: 1176m ASL
Freezing Level: 1276m
Lapse Rate: -0.486ºC/+100m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
2024 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 29.8ºC (30/1/24)
Low Temp: -4.5ºC (10/5/24)
High Wind Gust: 142kmph WNW (25/4/24)
High Rain: 95.8mm (11/4/24)
Last Rain (>5mm): 19/5/24 (7 days, 21.8mm)
Rain Days: 48 / 147 (33%)

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 26/05/2024 08:04 NZST
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: -2.7ºC
Freezing Level: 1253m
Lapse Rate: -0.486ºC/+100m
Alt. Humidity: 77%
Alt. Windspeed: 58.7kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 43.5kmph
Alt. Min. Windspeed: 22.9kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 65.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -12.4ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 797hPa
Last Snowfall: 5 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 7.3cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
Windslab E: 12.7cm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
LocationUpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
7 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut26/05/2024 - 07:00hrs1.0mm1.5mm1.5mm2mm
Mid Poulter River26/05/2024 - 07:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn26/05/2024 - 07:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman26/05/2024 - 07:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm1mm
Goldney Ridge26/05/2024 - 08:43hrs1mm3mm3mm3mm
LocationUpdatedLast Hour
Rainfall
6 Hour
Rainfall
24hr
Rainfall
7 Day
Rainfall
Upper Styx River26/05/2024 - 06:00hrs0.0mm8.8mm40.8mm74.6mm
Lower Taipo River26/05/2024 - 07:20hrs0.0mm1.0mm3.0mm16.0mm

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