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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 (Local)
24/06/2016 07:54hrs
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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
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

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Saturday 25th June 2016
Day: Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies and rain during the afternoon. High 8ºC. Winds N at 9 to 31 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Night: Rain. Low -1ºC. Winds N at 9 to 31 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
 
Extended Forecast
Saturday
25 Jun

-1 / 8ºC
Sunday
26 Jun

2 / 9ºC
Monday
27 Jun

2 / 8ºC
Tuesday
28 Jun

-2 / 7ºC
Wednesday
29 Jun

0 / 7ºC
Thursday
30 Jun

2 / 5ºC
Friday
1 Jul

1 / 5ºC
Saturday
2 Jul

1 / 7ºC
Sunday
3 Jul

1 / 6ºC
Monday
4 Jul

1 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:25/06/16 11:53hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 25/6/16 11:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:06hrs
Sunset: 17:08hrs
Temperature: 2.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.7ºC
Temperature (High): 4.6ºC
Wind Chill: 0.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1004.45mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 31km/h (4:19hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1445m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (25/06/2016 - 08:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 24mm
Mid Poulter River (25/06/2016 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 10.5mm
Grasmere Stn (25/06/2016 - 08:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (25/06/2016 - 08:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6mm
Upper Styx River (25/06/2016 - 10:26hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 4.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 328.0mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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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Last Update: Saturday 25/06/2016
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