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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)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 16/10/2017 9:30pm. Valid to 18/10/2017 6pm
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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)
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
Updated: 03:00 18/10/17
SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Traffic lights will be in place during work on the highway surface.
Start Time: 17/10/2017 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/10/2017 17:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Traffic control will be in place during work on the Otira bridge.
Start Time: 18/10/2017 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 18/10/2017 17:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Day: Areas of fog early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 11ºC. Winds light & variable.
Night: Some clouds. Low 2ºC. Winds light & variable.
 
Extended Forecast
Wednesday
18 Oct

2 / 11ºC
Thursday
19 Oct

5 / 18ºC
Friday
20 Oct

4 / 16ºC
Saturday
21 Oct

3 / 8ºC
Sunday
22 Oct

3 / 7ºC
Monday
23 Oct

3 / 7ºC
Tuesday
24 Oct

4 / 9ºC
Wednesday
25 Oct

4 / 9ºC
Thursday
26 Oct

5 / 11ºC
Friday
27 Oct

4 / 9ºC
Click for more information
Update:18/10/17 01:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 18/10/17 2:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:38hrs
Sunset: 19:03hrs
Temperature: 6.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.0ºC
Temperature (High): 6.3ºC
Wind Chill: 6.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1016.50mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 19km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1968m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (18/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 18.5mm
Mid Poulter River (18/10/2017 - 00:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Grasmere Stn (18/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (18/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
Upper Styx River (18/10/2017 - 00:24hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 4.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 127.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Taipo River: The original cableway (Scotty's) in the lower Taipo River has been replaced with a 3-wire bridge. This bridge is quite high above the river and trampers using this part of the route should be quite confident at using this type of structure.

  • Mingha / Edwards Valley Car-park: The temporary car-park at the rail-bridge has been decommissioned. All users are now advised to park their vehicles at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site, cross the highway, then take the new railway underpass tunnel, then follow the routes from there.
  • 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 early-2018.
  • The following bivouacs no longer exist! - Hallelujah Bivouac (Andrews Stream), Thompson Bivouac (Thompson Stream), Top Cox Bivouac (Cox River), Waterfall Bivouac (Row Stream)

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Last Update: Wednesday 18/10/2017
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