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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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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake
Weather Information
Friday
27 Feb

7 / 19ºC
Saturday
28 Feb

11 / 19ºC
Sunday
1 Mar

12 / 20ºC
Monday
2 Mar

11 / 19ºC
Tuesday
3 Mar

11 / 20ºC
Wednesday
4 Mar

10 / 17ºC
Thursday
5 Mar

9 / 19ºC
Friday
6 Mar

8 / 17ºC
Saturday
7 Mar

7 / 16ºC
Sunday
8 Mar

6 / 17ºC
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HIGHWAY CONDITIONS - Click Here

LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 27/2/15 11:58hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:08hrs
Sunset: 19:19hrs
Temperature: 17.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 9.1ºC
Temperature (High): 17.4ºC
Wind Chill: 16.1ºC
Humidity: 56%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1008.10mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 53km/h (5:21hrs)
Cloud Base:  1830m ASL
Freezing Level: 3707m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm


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News...

  • A PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON has been declared in Selwyn District, effective from 10am Wednesday 7 January 2015. Under the restrictions no outdoor fires can be lit in the district. The burning of crop stubble is also not allowed. Gas barbeques with a high pressure water source at hand are allowed but not charcoal barbeques. Fires are also not permitted in Council reserves or the National Park (hut stoves are permitted, but beware that chimney sparks could still ignite fires!). During a prohibited fire season all fire permits previously issued by the Council are also cancelled.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS just west of the Village. Periods of single lane traffic controlled by lights is expected until mid-March 2015. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.
  • Access to Scotts Track (Avalanche Peak) has changed with the highway construction work. Entry is now via the Punchbowl Falls car park, taking a new track from near the first foot-bridge. Take care crossing the highway at this point, and adhere to instructions from road-workers!
  • The magnitude 6.0 earthquake and subsequent large aftershocks that rocked Arthur's Pass on January 6th has now subsided to small aftershocks. Most cannot be felt, though anything over magnitude 3.7 may be felt if indoors or stationary outdoors. There was no damage in Arthur's Pass Village. Visit the Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor if you have interest in the latest rocks & rolls.
  • The "bad guys" are about again breaking into vehicles at the various track-head car parks. Don't leave valuables in your car, and if you see something suspicious ring Police on 111.

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Last Update: Friday 27/02/2015
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