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.

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West Webcam
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 7/10/2015 2:16pm. Valid to 10/10/2015 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1000m - 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Today's Forecast
Wednesday 7th October 2015
Night: Rain early. Decreasing clouds overnight. Low 2ºC. Winds W at 34 to 157 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 15mm.
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
7 Oct

2 / 15ºC
8 Oct

2 / 11ºC
9 Oct

3 / 11ºC
10 Oct

4 / 11ºC
11 Oct

5 / 13ºC
12 Oct

6 / 12ºC
13 Oct

2 / 12ºC
14 Oct

3 / 12ºC
15 Oct

4 / 12ºC
16 Oct

4 / 12ºC
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Update:07/10/15 20:53hrs

Highway Conditions
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Strong Winds
Impact: Caution
Comment: Care Required By Campervans, Caravans, High Sided Vehicles And Motorcycles
Expected Resolution: Until further notice

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Weather Station
Update: 7/10/15 19:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:58hrs
Sunset: 18:49hrs
Temperature: 8.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.3ºC
Temperature (High): 15.0ºC
Wind Chill: 4.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1007.90mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 30km/h
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Gust: 113km/h (14:19hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2276m
Daily Rainfall: 14.22mm
Hourly Rain: 18.8mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 14.22mm

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  • Casey Hut in the Poulter Valley has burnt down! Next available hut in the valley is the Trust-Poulter Hut about 5km upstream of the Casey Hut site; it only has 6 bunks! Carry a tent otherwise.
  • 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/early Spring 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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