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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
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 3/09/2015 6:58pm. Valid to 4/09/2015 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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Today's Forecast
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Night: Cloudy with snow. Low 2ºC. Winds W at 6 to 60 km/h. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.
 
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
Thursday
3 Sep

2 / 9ºC
Friday
4 Sep

-3 / 7ºC
Saturday
5 Sep

-4 / 6ºC
Sunday
6 Sep

-6 / 3ºC
Monday
7 Sep

-4 / 6ºC
Tuesday
8 Sep

-1 / 7ºC
Wednesday
9 Sep

1 / 8ºC
Thursday
10 Sep

2 / 9ºC
Friday
11 Sep

1 / 9ºC
Saturday
12 Sep

2 / 9ºC
Click for more information
Update:03/09/15 21:58hrs
 

Highway Conditions
No issues reported
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Weather Station
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 3/9/15 22:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:58hrs
Sunset: 18:12hrs
Temperature: 4.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.7ºC
Temperature (High): 9.0ºC
Wind Chill: 2.7ºC
Humidity: 96%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1003.06mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 45km/h (18:53hrs)
Cloud Base: 805m ASL
Freezing Level: 1676m
Daily Rainfall: 3.3mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.3mm

Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Poulter Valley: There have been new washouts and slips in the lower valley. Extra caution required and be alert for low hanging branches, particularly for mountain bikers.
  • Winter conditions are now with us! Snow is now affecting many tracks and routes. Check with the Visitor Centre for current conditions in all alpine areas. Ice axe, crampons and avalanche skills may be required if traveling outside of tree-line. If you are travelling HWY 73 in winter carry tyre chains.
  • The Mingha Car Park and the old access track across the railway line to the Mingha and Edwards Valley has been closed off. A new temporary car park is being developed at the shingle pit area near the Bealey Rail Bridge. The new car park is off the main highway by the rail bridge. From the car park there will be a marked walking track across the railway line immediately adjacent to the rail bridge on to the causeway and then up the causeway to connect with the old track. Please be aware there is construction crews working in the same area as the new car park.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS east of the Village for 6km for a 2 year period starting in May 2015. Large heavy vehicles and some delays may be encountered. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.

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Last Update: Thursday 03/09/2015
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