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: 25/08/2016 6:09pm. Valid to 26/08/2016 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)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Yaldhurst To Kumara, Canterbury
Reason: Public Event
Impact: Caution
Start: 10 Sep 2016 09:00
End:  10 Sep 2016 17:00
Comment: The Scooter Safari Is An Endurance Ride, From Christchurch To Hokitika Held On Saturday 10th Sept
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: 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.

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Today's Forecast
Friday 26th August 2016
Day: Cloudy with rain and snow. High 2ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of precip 100%.
Night: Snow showers early will become steadier snow overnight. Low -0ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 3-7cm.
Extended Forecast
26 Aug

-0 / 2ºC
27 Aug

-1 / 3ºC
28 Aug

-1 / 3ºC
29 Aug

-3 / 2ºC
30 Aug

-3 / 2ºC
31 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
1 Sep

0 / 4ºC
2 Sep

1 / 4ºC
3 Sep

0 / 5ºC
4 Sep

0 / 6ºC
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Update:26/08/16 02:22hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 26/8/16 2:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:11hrs
Sunset: 18:04hrs
Temperature: 0.1ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 0.1ºC
Wind Chill: 0.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 999.13mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 5km/h (2:19hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1045m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 6.35mm
Carrington Hut (26/08/2016 - 00:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 15mm
3 Day Rainfall: 23mm
Mid Poulter River (26/08/2016 - 00:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2mm
Grasmere Stn (26/08/2016 - 00:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/08/2016 - 00:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Upper Styx River (26/08/2016 - 02:26hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 24.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 111.5mm
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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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