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.
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: 2/09/2015 6:22pm. Valid to 3/09/2015 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Today's Forecast
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Day: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 8ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of snow 40%.
Night: Cloudy skies with late-night snow showers. Low 2ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of snow 50%.
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
3 Sep

2 / 8ºC
4 Sep

-3 / 6ºC
5 Sep

-2 / 6ºC
6 Sep

-4 / 1ºC
7 Sep

-3 / 7ºC
8 Sep

-1 / 8ºC
9 Sep

2 / 8ºC
10 Sep

2 / 9ºC
11 Sep

1 / 9ºC
12 Sep

2 / 11ºC
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Update:03/09/15 05:56hrs

Highway Conditions
No issues reported
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Weather Station
Update: 3/9/15 6:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:58hrs
Sunset: 18:12hrs
Temperature: 3.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.7ºC
Temperature (High): 3.6ºC
Wind Chill: 3.5ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 998.65mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Gust: 5km/h (4:01hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1568m
Daily Rainfall: 1.27mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 5.33mm

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  • 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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