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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
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 28/08/2015 5:17pm. Valid to 29/08/2015 6pm
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HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
HIGH
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
HIGH
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Today's Forecast
Saturday 29th August 2015
Day: Rain likely. High 8ºC. Winds NNW at 24 to 44 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 32mm.
Night: Cloudy with occasional light rain. Low around 5ºC. Winds NNW at 24 to 44 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
 
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Saturday
29 Aug

5 / 8ºC
Sunday
30 Aug

3 / 11ºC
Monday
31 Aug

0 / 8ºC
Tuesday
1 Sep

1 / 8ºC
Wednesday
2 Sep

-1 / 8ºC
Thursday
3 Sep

1 / 9ºC
Friday
4 Sep

0 / 8ºC
Saturday
5 Sep

-2 / 7ºC
Sunday
6 Sep

-1 / 7ºC
Monday
7 Sep

-1 / 8ºC
Click for more information
Update:29/08/15 02:24hrs
 

Highway Conditions
No issues reported
Click Here for more highway detail.

Weather Station
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 29/8/15 2:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:07hrs
Sunset: 18:07hrs
Temperature: 5.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.6ºC
Temperature (High): 5.9ºC
Wind Chill: 4.9ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1021.61mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Gust: 40km/h (0:22hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1907m
Daily Rainfall: 2.79mm
Hourly Rain: 1.8mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 7.87mm

Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Poulter Valley: There have been new washouts and slips in the lower valley. Extra caution required and be alert for low hanging branches, particularly for mountain bikers.
  • Winter conditions are now with us! Snow is now affecting many tracks and routes. Check with the Visitor Centre for current conditions in all alpine areas. Ice axe, crampons and avalanche skills may be required if traveling outside of tree-line. If you are travelling HWY 73 in winter carry tyre chains.
  • The Mingha Car Park and the old access track across the railway line to the Mingha and Edwards Valley has been closed off. A new temporary car park is being developed at the shingle pit area near the Bealey Rail Bridge. The new car park is off the main highway by the rail bridge. From the car park there will be a marked walking track across the railway line immediately adjacent to the rail bridge on to the causeway and then up the causeway to connect with the old track. Please be aware there is construction crews working in the same area as the new car park.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS east of the Village for 6km for a 2 year period starting in May 2015. Large heavy vehicles and some delays may be encountered. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.

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Last Update: Saturday 29/08/2015
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