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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.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Fire Danger

No fires without a permit!
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Bottom Of Porters Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Stop / Go Required For Drainage Works On Thursday 5th May Between 7am & 7pm
Impact: Delays
Start: 05 May 2016 07:00
End:  05 May 2016 19:00
Comment: Start: 05 May 2016 07:00
SH 73 Broken River, Canterbury
Reason: Stop / Go Required For Drainage Works On Wednesday 4th To Friday 6th May Between 7am & 7pm
Impact: Delays
Start: 04 May 2016 07:00
End:  06 May 2016 19:00
Comment: Start: 04 May 2016 07:00
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
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: The Bealey Bridge Will Remain Under Control Of Traffic Lights Until The 22nd July 2016.
Impact: Caution
Start: 16 Apr 2016 20:00
End:  22 Jul 2016 18:00
Comment: Start: 16 Apr 2016 20:00

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Today's Forecast
Wednesday 4th May 2016
Night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 11ºC. Winds NW at 30 to 115 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach 51mm.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
4 May

11 / 14ºC
Thursday
5 May

6 / 17ºC
Friday
6 May

5 / 16ºC
Saturday
7 May

6 / 16ºC
Sunday
8 May

7 / 17ºC
Monday
9 May

8 / 14ºC
Tuesday
10 May

11 / 14ºC
Wednesday
11 May

8 / 13ºC
Thursday
12 May

7 / 12ºC
Friday
13 May

6 / 11ºC
Click for more information
Update:04/05/16 19:45hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 4/5/16 19:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:27hrs
Sunset: 17:30hrs
Temperature: 12.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 10.6ºC
Temperature (High): 13.6ºC
Wind Chill: 9.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1009.83mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 26km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 92km/h (17:47hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2922m
Daily Rainfall: 37.59mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 9.7mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 37.59mm (*Stn 2)

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut
Daily Rainfall: 40.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 40mm
3 Day Rainfall: 139.5mm
Grasmere Stn
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Mt Cheeseman
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Upper Styx River
24hr Rainfall: 154.0mm

RIVERS ARE HIGH!

Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Casey Hut: A report by DOC recommends not replacing the 48 year old Casey Hut that burnt down in the Poulter catchment late last year. The Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) and others are not comfortable with this decision and is seeking public feedback from club members and other Park users. Visit goo.gl/forms/R8u2HPu2CG to make your opinion known!
  • The Mingha & Edwards Valley car-park and the old access track across the railway line to the Mingha / Edwards Valleys has been closed off! A new temporary car-park is at the shingle pit area near the Bealey 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 1km causeway to connect with the old track. Please be aware there is construction crews working in the same area as the new car park.
  • Three Passes Route: There is a fresh slip about 20min west of Park Morpeth Hut (400m upstream of Bauckes Creek), if Wilberforce River is too high to cross here it will require a substantial bush-bash to bypass.
  • Casey Hut in the Poulter Valley has burnt down! Next available hut in the valley is the Trust-Poulter Hut about 5km upstream of the Casey Hut site; it only has 6 bunks! Carry a tent otherwise.
  • Taipo Valley : Large slip on track to Scotty's Cableway. A slip has wiped out the steep section of track over the bluff to Scotty's Cableway on the true left of the Taipo River. This extremely steep section is suitable for highly experience users only.
  • Poulter Valley: There have been new washouts and slips in the lower valley. Extra caution required and be alert for low hanging branches, particularly for mountain bikers.
  • 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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