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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: 25/07/2016 8:52pm. Valid to 27/07/2016 6pm
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HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
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 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
Tuesday 26th July 2016
Day: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 0ºC. Winds WNW at 16 to 47 km/h.
Night: Cloudy with snow showers this evening and steady snow likely after midnight. Low -3ºC. Winds WNW at 16 to 47 km/h. Chance of snow 100%. 7-12cm of snow expected.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Tuesday
26 Jul

-4 / 0ºC
Wednesday
27 Jul

-1 / 3ºC
Thursday
28 Jul

-3 / 2ºC
Friday
29 Jul

-2 / 1ºC
Saturday
30 Jul

-7 / 2ºC
Sunday
31 Jul

-6 / 1ºC
Monday
1 Aug

-5 / 3ºC
Tuesday
2 Aug

-4 / 3ºC
Wednesday
3 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
Thursday
4 Aug

-4 / 3ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/07/16 07:23hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/7/16 7:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:52hrs
Sunset: 17:32hrs
Temperature: -3.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -3.8ºC
Temperature (High): -0.1ºC
Wind Chill: -3.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1007.93mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (0:55hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 461m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
24 Hour Rain: 1.27mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (26/07/2016 - 04:35hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 10.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 125.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (26/07/2016 - 07:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8mm
3 Day Rainfall: 67.5mm
Grasmere Stn (26/07/2016 - 04:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 27.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/07/2016 - 04:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8mm
3 Day Rainfall: 35.5mm
Upper Styx River (26/07/2016 - 06:35hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 233.5mm
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: Tuesday 26/07/2016
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