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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 (MSC)
Issued: 25/08/2016 6:09pm. Valid to 26/08/2016 6pm
Click Here for detailed information.
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Yaldhurst To Kumara, Canterbury
Reason: The Scooter Safari Is An Endurance Ride, From Christchurch To Hokitika Held On Saturday 10th Sept
Impact: Caution
Start: 10 Sep 2016 09:00
End:  10 Sep 2016 17:00
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

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Friday 26th August 2016
Day: Snow likely. Low -1ºC.
Night: Snow this evening will give way to lingering snow showers late. Low around -1ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 3-7cm.
 
Extended Forecast
Friday
26 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
Saturday
27 Aug

-2 / 3ºC
Sunday
28 Aug

0 / 3ºC
Monday
29 Aug

-2 / 2ºC
Tuesday
30 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
Wednesday
31 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
Thursday
1 Sep

1 / 4ºC
Friday
2 Sep

1 / 5ºC
Saturday
3 Sep

0 / 6ºC
Sunday
4 Sep

1 / 6ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/08/16 16:37hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/8/16 16:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:11hrs
Sunset: 18:04hrs
Temperature: 3.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 4.9ºC
Wind Chill: 3.3ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 994.18mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 10km/h (12:53hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1538m
Daily Rainfall: 8.89mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 8.89mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (26/08/2016 - 12:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 4.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 19.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 27.5mm
Mid Poulter River (26/08/2016 - 16:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 12.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 14.5mm
Grasmere Stn (26/08/2016 - 12:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 5.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/08/2016 - 12:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 5.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Upper Styx River (26/08/2016 - 15:26hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 6.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 116.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • 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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Last Update: Friday 26/08/2016
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