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)
North - Timelapse
West Webcam
West Webcam
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 26/10/2016 2:13pm. Valid to 28/10/2016 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific 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
SH 73 Jacksons To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: Other
Impact: Caution
Start: 21 Oct 2016 15:32
Comment: Bridge Surface Is Uneven; Extra Care Is Required.
Expected Resolution: 26/10/2016 08:00
SH 73 Springfield To Castle Hill, Canterbury
Reason: Road Works
Impact: Delays
Start: 13 Oct 2016 07:00
End:  04 Nov 2016 18:00
Comment: Several Worksites Under Stop/go Control Between Springfield And Castle Hill For Pavement Repairs From Thursday 13th October Until Friday 4th November. Please Expect Minor Delays
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Jacksons, Canterbury
Reason: Public Event
Impact: Caution
Start: 30 Oct 2016 12:00
End:  30 Oct 2016 20:00
Comment: Take Care Around Cyclists And Support People / Vehicles Associated With The 5 Passes Cycle Tour
SH 73 Avonhead Rd To Cutts Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Caution
Start: 30 Oct 2016 18:00
End:  31 Oct 2016 06:00
Comment: Lane Closures Required For Resurfacing Works On Sunday 30th October At Night Between 6pm To 6am. These Works Are Weather Dependent

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Today's Forecast
Friday 28th October 2016
Day: Cloudy with periods of rain. High 11ºC. Winds NW at 40 to 74 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Cloudy with rain and snow this evening, becoming all snow overnight. Low near 0ºC. Winds NW at 40 to 74 km/h. Chance of precip 90%. 3-7cm of snow expected.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
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Extended Forecast
28 Oct

0 / 11ºC
29 Oct

-1 / 7ºC
30 Oct

0 / 10ºC
31 Oct

2 / 10ºC
1 Nov

2 / 9ºC
2 Nov

2 / 9ºC
3 Nov

3 / 8ºC
4 Nov

3 / 8ºC
5 Nov

4 / 12ºC
6 Nov

4 / 12ºC
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Update:28/10/16 14:37hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 28/10/16 13:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:22hrs
Sunset: 19:16hrs
Temperature: 9.2ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 6.2ºC
Temperature (High): 9.8ºC
Wind Chill: 6.2ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 999.81mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 15km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 74km/h (8:54hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2445m
Daily Rainfall: 24.8mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 1mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 24.8mm (*Stn 2)
Carrington Hut (28/10/2016 - 12:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 25.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 31.5mm
Grasmere Stn (28/10/2016 - 12:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Mt Cheeseman (28/10/2016 - 12:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8.5mm
Upper Styx River (28/10/2016 - 12:09hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 35.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 92.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Morrison Foot-bridge access restricted - Kiwi Rail 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.
  • 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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