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

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 1/10/2016 9:30am. Valid to 3/10/2016 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Otira To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: There Are Ongoing Problems With Black Cattle Wandering On The Highway Around This Area. Road Users Are Advised To Take Extra Care.
Impact: Caution
Start: 01 Sep 2016 16:41
Comment: Start: 01 Sep 2016 16:41
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Sh73 To Be Reduced To A Single Traffic Lane For A Length Of 500m Under The Control Of Traffic Lights. This Is To Construct A New Retaining Wall As Part Of The Mingha Bluffs Road Realignment Project.
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00

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Today's Forecast
Sunday 2nd October 2016
Day: Showers this morning becoming steady light rain during the afternoon hours. High 10ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Showers early, then cloudy overnight. Low 3ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Extended Forecast
2 Oct

3 / 10ºC
3 Oct

2 / 11ºC
4 Oct

4 / 9ºC
5 Oct

3 / 7ºC
6 Oct

0 / 6ºC
7 Oct

2 / 7ºC
8 Oct

3 / 7ºC
9 Oct

0 / 6ºC
10 Oct

2 / 5ºC
11 Oct

1 / 4ºC
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Update:02/10/16 10:52hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 2/10/16 9:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:05hrs
Sunset: 18:45hrs
Temperature: 10.1ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.6ºC
Temperature (High): 10.2ºC
Wind Chill: 7.6ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1003.33mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 31km/h (9:53hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2584m
Daily Rainfall: 6.35mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 10.16mm
Carrington Hut (02/10/2016 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 15mm
3 Day Rainfall: 31.5mm
Mid Poulter River (02/10/2016 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 2.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Grasmere Stn (02/10/2016 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (02/10/2016 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Upper Styx River (02/10/2016 - 09:09hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 34.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 100.0mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Morrison Foot-bridge access restricted - Kiwi Rail has "closed" access to the Morrison foot-bridge across the Otira River at the Deception River junction for an indeterminate time-frame. This is to prevent people crossing the railway line to access it. At this stage they have merely placed signage and road-cones. Should the barrier become impenetrable they will create a even more dangerous situation in forcing trampers into very dangerous river crossing situations and traverses!
  • 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 late 2016.
  • 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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