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Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome to Arthur's Pass
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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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake
Weather Information
Monday
2 Feb

8 / 19ºC
Tuesday
3 Feb

4 / 18ºC
Wednesday
4 Feb

1 / 13ºC
Thursday
5 Feb

3 / 12ºC
Friday
6 Feb

2 / 16ºC
Saturday
7 Feb

6 / 22ºC
Sunday
8 Feb

8 / 24ºC
Monday
9 Feb

7 / 22ºC
Tuesday
10 Feb

7 / 21ºC
Wednesday
11 Feb

7 / 22ºC
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HIGHWAY CONDITIONS - Click Here

LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 2/2/15 7:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:35hrs
Sunset: 19:55hrs
Temperature: 13.1ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 12.3ºC
Temperature (High): 14.9ºC
Wind Chill: 13.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 999.50mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 53km/h (3:25hrs)
Cloud Base:  730m ASL
Freezing Level: 3045m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.3mm


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News...

  • A PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON has been declared in Selwyn District, effective from 10am Wednesday 7 January 2015. Under the restrictions no outdoor fires can be lit in the district. The burning of crop stubble is also not allowed. Gas barbeques with a high pressure water source at hand are allowed but not charcoal barbeques. Fires are also not permitted in Council reserves or the National Park (hut stoves are permitted, but beware that chimney sparks could still ignite fires!). During a prohibited fire season all fire permits previously issued by the Council are also cancelled.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS just west of the Village. Periods of single lane traffic controlled by lights is expected until mid-March 2015. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.
  • Access to Scotts Track (Avalanche Peak) has changed with the highway construction work. Entry is now via the Punchbowl Falls car park, taking a new track from near the first foot-bridge. Take care crossing the highway at this point, and adhere to instructions from road-workers!
  • The magnitude 6.0 earthquake and subsequent large aftershocks that rocked Arthur's Pass on January 6th has now subsided to small aftershocks. Most cannot be felt, though anything over magnitude 3.7 may be felt if indoors or stationary outdoors. There was no damage in Arthur's Pass Village. Visit the Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor if you have interest in the latest rocks & rolls.
  • The "bad guys" are about again breaking into vehicles at the various track-head car parks. Don't leave valuables in your car, and if you see something suspicious ring Police on 111.

This site is provided & maintained by Graeme Kates.
Last Update: Monday 02/02/2015
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