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)
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: 20/08/2017 5:30am. Valid to 22/08/2017 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
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
Sunday 20th August 2017
Day: Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 7ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 48 km/h. Chance of snow 50%.
Night: Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low -1ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 48 km/h. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
Extended Forecast
20 Aug

-1 / 7ºC
21 Aug

-6 / 2ºC
22 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
23 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
24 Aug

2 / 6ºC
25 Aug

2 / 6ºC
26 Aug

2 / 6ºC
27 Aug

1 / 7ºC
28 Aug

0 / 7ºC
29 Aug

0 / 7ºC
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Update:20/08/17 10:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 20/8/17 11:58hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:20hrs
Sunset: 17:58hrs
Temperature: 6.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 2.8ºC
Temperature (High): 6.7ºC
Wind Chill: 5.8ºC
Humidity: 70%  (Falling)
Barometer: 993.98mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: SSE
Wind Gust: 29km/h (3:23hrs)
Cloud Base: 1355m ASL
Freezing Level: 2015m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.51mm
Carrington Hut (20/08/2017 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 33mm
Mid Poulter River (20/08/2017 - 00:30hrs
Warning: Station telemetry has failed!)

Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6mm
Grasmere Stn (20/08/2017 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (20/08/2017 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Upper Styx River (20/08/2017 - 09:21hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 262.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
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  • 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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Last Update: Sunday 20/08/2017
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