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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)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 28/07/2017 6:26pm. Valid to 30/07/2017 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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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Forecast
Friday 28th July 2017
Night: Clear skies. Low -9ºC. Winds S at 1 to 31 km/h.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Friday
28 Jul

-9 / 2ºC
Saturday
29 Jul

-7 / 0ºC
Sunday
30 Jul

-4 / 1ºC
Monday
31 Jul

1 / 4ºC
Tuesday
1 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
Wednesday
2 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
Thursday
3 Aug

-2 / 3ºC
Friday
4 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
Saturday
5 Aug

-1 / 4ºC
Sunday
6 Aug

0 / 6ºC
Click for more information
Update:28/07/17 20:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 28/7/17 22:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:51hrs
Sunset: 17:33hrs
Temperature: -3.4ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -3.4ºC
Temperature (High): 1.8ºC
Wind Chill: -3.4ºC
Humidity: 86%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1019.62mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 26km/h (15:19hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
980m ASL
Freezing Level: 507m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (28/07/2017 - 20:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 3.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25mm
3 Day Rainfall: 60mm
Mid Poulter River (28/07/2017 - 20:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 29mm
3 Day Rainfall: 31mm
Grasmere Stn (28/07/2017 - 20:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (28/07/2017 - 20:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
Upper Styx River (28/07/2017 - 21:19hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 127.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Taipo River: The Scotty's cableway on the Taipo River is CLOSED until the 2nd August. It is being replaced with a 3 wire bridge. The valley will be generally inaccessible above the cableway during this time!

  • 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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Last Update: Friday 28/07/2017
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