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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
West Webcam
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 30/07/2016 5:38pm. Valid to 1/08/2016 6pm
Click Here for detailed information.
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, Canterbury
Reason: Report Will Be Updated By 9am 31/ July
Impact: Road Closed
Start: 30 Jul 2016 07:55
Comment: Start: 30 Jul 2016 07:55
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions
Start: 31 Jul 2016 01:48
Restrictions: Chains essential - Closed to towing vehicles
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Sh73 To Be Reduced To A Single Traffic Lane For A Length Of 500m Under The Control Of Traffic Lights. This Is To Construct A New Retaining Wall As Part Of The Mingha Bluffs Road Realignment Project.
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00

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Today's Forecast
Sunday 31st July 2016
Day: Considerable clouds this morning. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High -2ºC. Winds WNW at 24 to 53 km/h.
Night: Partly cloudy this evening, then some snow showers after midnight. Low near -5ºC. Winds WNW at 24 to 53 km/h. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Sunday
31 Jul

-5 / -0ºC
Monday
1 Aug

-7 / 3ºC
Tuesday
2 Aug

-4 / 2ºC
Wednesday
3 Aug

-2 / 2ºC
Thursday
4 Aug

-2 / 2ºC
Friday
5 Aug

-3 / 2ºC
Saturday
6 Aug

-4 / 2ºC
Sunday
7 Aug

-4 / 3ºC
Monday
8 Aug

-5 / 4ºC
Tuesday
9 Aug

-6 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:31/07/16 06:02hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 31/7/16 6:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:47hrs
Sunset: 17:37hrs
Temperature: -1.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -1.7ºC
Temperature (High): -0.4ºC
Wind Chill: -5.1ºC
Humidity: 91%  (Falling)
Barometer: 994.93mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 11km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 53km/h (4:14hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
893m ASL
Freezing Level: 784m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
24 Hour Rain: 27.69mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (31/07/2016 - 04:35hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 42mm
3 Day Rainfall: 58mm
Mid Poulter River (31/07/2016 - 05:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 31mm
3 Day Rainfall: 37.5mm
Grasmere Stn (31/07/2016 - 04:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 19mm
3 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (31/07/2016 - 04:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 21.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 21.5mm
Upper Styx River (31/07/2016 - 06:28hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 7.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 78.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Morrison Foot-bridge access restricted - Kiwi Rail (Contact Them Here) has "closed" access to the Morrison foot-bridge across the Otira River at the Deception River junction for an indeterminate time-frame. This is to prevent people crossing the railway line to access it. At this stage they have merely placed signage and road-cones. Should the barrier become impenetrable they will create a even more dangerous situation in forcing trampers into very dangerous river crossing situations and traverses!
  • 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 late 2016.

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