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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 - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
16/01/2020 09:47hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 12:00 23/1/20
SH 73 Lake Pearson to Bealey
Impact: Delays
Reason: Rock Face Stabilisation
Comment: Due to slope stabilization works at the Waimakariri Bluffs, there is stop/go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction in place Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5pm. On Friday 24th January between 8am and 12pm there will be short term road closures for mesh installation. Expect up to 30 minute delays travelling through this area during this time. Please note these works are dependent on various factors and may be cancelled or rescheduled at short notice.
Start Time: 16/09/2019 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 28/02/2020 17:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Porter River Bridge
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to a previous crash the speed limit on Porter River Bridge is reduced. Permanent repairs will be carried out later in 2020.
Start Time: 13/01/2020 16:08hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Due to roadworks in the area there is manual stop/go traffic management and a temporary speed limit between 6am and 6pm. Outside working hours there will be traffic lights and a reduced speed limit.
Start Time: 06/01/2020 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 30/01/2020 18:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Day: Partly cloudy. High 21ºC. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Partly cloudy. Low 9ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Thursday
23 Jan

9 / 21ºC
Friday
24 Jan

12 / 23ºC
Saturday
25 Jan

14 / 19ºC
Sunday
26 Jan

12 / 22ºC
Monday
27 Jan

11 / 21ºC
Tuesday
28 Jan

11 / 18ºC
Click for more information
Update:23/01/20 12:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/1/20 10:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:22hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 18.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 11.4ºC
Temperature (High): 18.9ºC
Wind Chill: 17.9ºC
Humidity: 43%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1010.54mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 19km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 69km/h (9:35hrs)
Cloud Base: 2343m ASL
Freezing Level: 3907m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 3mm
Mt Cheeseman (23/01/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 3mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!
  • Taipo River: The original cableway (Scotty's) in the lower Taipo River has been replaced with a 3-wire bridge. This bridge is quite high above the river and trampers using this part of the route should be quite confident at using this type of structure.
  • 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.
  • 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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