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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.
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North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD)
West Webcam - HD
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 21/09/2017 6:35pm. Valid to 23/09/2017 6pm
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HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

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Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 20:00 21/9/17
SH 73 Christchurch To Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: 45m Long Load Being Transported To Greymouth. Delays Of Up To Twenty Minutes Can Be Expected At Some Locations On The Route
Start Time: 22/09/2017 04:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 22/09/2017 09:30
More Information: Click Here

SH 73,6 Arthurs Pass To Taramakau
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: 45m Long Load Being Transported To Greymouth. Delays Of Up To Twenty Minutes Can Be Expected At Some Locations On The Route
Start Time: 22/09/2017 09:30hrs
Expected Resolution: 22/09/2017 15:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Thursday 21st September 2017
Night: Occasional light rain. Some snow showers mixing in overnight. Low 2ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of precip 100%.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Thursday
21 Sep

2 / 9ºC
Friday
22 Sep

1 / 6ºC
Saturday
23 Sep

3 / 7ºC
Sunday
24 Sep

6 / 9ºC
Monday
25 Sep

3 / 9ºC
Tuesday
26 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Wednesday
27 Sep

0 / 8ºC
Thursday
28 Sep

2 / 8ºC
Friday
29 Sep

1 / 6ºC
Saturday
30 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/09/17 18:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 21/9/17 19:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:26hrs
Sunset: 18:32hrs
Temperature: 5.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.6ºC
Temperature (High): 8.7ºC
Wind Chill: 5.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1004.45mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 11km/h (12:30hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1907m
Daily Rainfall: 7.62mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 8.64mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (21/09/2017 - 19:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 7.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 9mm
3 Day Rainfall: 10.5mm
Mid Poulter River (21/09/2017 - 19:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm
Grasmere Stn (21/09/2017 - 19:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Mt Cheeseman (21/09/2017 - 19:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 6.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Upper Styx River (21/09/2017 - 18:16hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 8.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 159.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
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News...

  • 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.

  • Mingha / Edwards Valley Car-park: The temporary car-park at the rail-bridge has been decommissioned. All users are now advised to park their vehicles at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site, cross the highway, then take the new railway underpass tunnel, then follow the routes from there.
  • 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 early-2018.
  • 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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