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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.

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Weather Information
Thursday
23 Oct

1 / 15ºC
Friday
24 Oct

1 / 9ºC
Saturday
25 Oct

2 / 13ºC
Sunday
26 Oct

-1 / 9ºC
Monday
27 Oct

1 / 11ºC
Tuesday
28 Oct

4 / 8ºC
Wednesday
29 Oct

1 / 9ºC
Thursday
30 Oct

3 / 11ºC
Friday
31 Oct

4 / 12ºC
Saturday
1 Nov

4 / 13ºC
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For current HIGHWAY CONDITIONS - Click Here

LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/10/14 22:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:31hrs
Sunset: 19:09hrs
Temperature: 4.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.7ºC
Temperature (High): 14.6ºC
Wind Chill: 4.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1006.21mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 5km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 79km/h (4:48hrs)
Cloud Base:  730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1768m
Daily Rainfall: 1.27mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr

THIS STORM CYCLE (3hrs)
Rainfall: 1.02mm
High Rain Rate:  0.5mm/hr @ 19:57hrs 23/10/2014
Temp Low:  4.9ºC
Temp High:  5.5ºC
Wind Gust:  0.0kmph @ 
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1006.7mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 23/10/2014 21:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: -1.1ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 10.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -4.6ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 1.4mm (Today: 0.4mm)
Daily Snowfall: 1.4cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 0.1cm/hr
Storm Snowfall (2hrs): 0.1cm
7 Day Snowfall: 3.2cm
Snowpack Depth: 39.8cm
Windslab E: 10.7cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 8%

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Last Update: Thursday 23/10/2014
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