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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: 24/07/2016 5:21pm. Valid to 26/07/2016 6pm
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HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
HIGH
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
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 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Snow
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions
Start: 24 Jul 2016 17:23
Restrictions: Chains essential - Closed to towing vehicles
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, Canterbury
Reason: Snow
Impact: Vehicle Restrictions
Start: 24 Jul 2016 13:32
Restrictions: Chains essential - Closed to towing vehicles
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: 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.

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Monday 25th July 2016
Day: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 1ºC. Winds WNW at 24 to 50 km/h.
Night: Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. Low -7ºC. Winds WNW at 24 to 50 km/h.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Monday
25 Jul

-7 / 1ºC
Tuesday
26 Jul

-4 / 1ºC
Wednesday
27 Jul

-2 / 2ºC
Thursday
28 Jul

-2 / 2ºC
Friday
29 Jul

-1 / 2ºC
Saturday
30 Jul

-5 / 2ºC
Sunday
31 Jul

-7 / 1ºC
Monday
1 Aug

-6 / 1ºC
Tuesday
2 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
Wednesday
3 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
Click for more information
Update:25/07/16 00:39hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 25/7/16 0:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:53hrs
Sunset: 17:31hrs
Temperature: 1.0ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 0.9ºC
Temperature (High): 1.1ºC
Wind Chill: 1.0ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 990.53mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 14km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 48km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1184m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 73.91mm

 RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (25/07/2016 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 115mm
3 Day Rainfall: 209mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (25/07/2016 - 00:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 59.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 109.5mm
Poulter River in flood!
Grasmere Stn (25/07/2016 - 00:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 27.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 39mm
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: Monday 25/07/2016
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