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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
Issued: 2/08/2015 5:45pm. Valid to 4/08/2015 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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Today's Forecast
Tuesday 4th August 2015
Day: Cloudy with rain and snow. High 7ºC. Winds NW at 24 to 95 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
Night: Snow showers this evening. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low -2ºC. Winds NW at 24 to 95 km/h. Chance of snow 40%.
 
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Tuesday
4 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
Wednesday
5 Aug

-3 / 5ºC
Thursday
6 Aug

1 / 6ºC
Friday
7 Aug

-6 / 3ºC
Saturday
8 Aug

-6 / 3ºC
Sunday
9 Aug

-7 / 3ºC
Monday
10 Aug

-6 / 3ºC
Tuesday
11 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
Wednesday
12 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
Thursday
13 Aug

0 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:04/08/15 12:36hrs
 

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

Weather Station
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 4/8/15 12:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:43hrs
Sunset: 17:40hrs
Temperature: 5.9ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.6ºC
Temperature (High): 6.9ºC
Wind Chill: 2.5ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 995.34mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 15km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 95km/h (10:58hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1938m
Daily Rainfall: 47.75mm
Hourly Rain: 4.3mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 100.84mm

RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

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News...

  • 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: Tuesday 04/08/2015
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