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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 - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
21/01/2019 07:24hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 04:00 23/1/19
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Strong Winds
Comment: Care required by caravans, campervans, high sided vehicles and motor bikes
Start Time: 19/01/2019 16:31hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Christchurch, between Main South Road to Racecourse Road
Impact: 2019-01-31 13:00:00.0
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to resurfacing work in this area speed restrictions will be in place from Tuesday 15 January for up to three weeks. From 7pm to 7am the highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Please take extra care. Works are weather dependant.
Start Time: 14/01/2019 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 05/02/2019 07:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Jacksons to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Road is down to one lane in various locations, expect delays of up to 15 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 13/12/2018 13:19hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Day: Windy with rain early...then remaining cloudy with thundershowers for the afternoon. High 16ºC. Winds NW at 52 to 72 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. 25 to 85mm of rain expected. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Night: Rain showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low near 5ºC. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h, becoming ESE and decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
Visit www.metservice.co.nz for detail!)

 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
23 Jan

5 / 16ºC
Thursday
24 Jan

4 / 14ºC
Friday
25 Jan

6 / 17ºC
Saturday
26 Jan

9 / 16ºC
Sunday
27 Jan

13 / 19ºC
Monday
28 Jan

13 / 19ºC
Tuesday
29 Jan

11 / 22ºC
Wednesday
30 Jan

11 / 24ºC
Thursday
31 Jan

11 / 23ºC
Friday
1 Feb

10 / 20ºC
Click for more information
Update:23/01/19 04:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/1/19 3:20hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:22hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 12.9ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 12.4ºC
Temperature (High): 13.1ºC
Wind Chill: 10.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1000.01mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 22km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 69km/h (1:02hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 3015m
Daily Rainfall: 4.32mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 13.46mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (23/01/2019 - 02:02hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 12.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25mm
3 Day Rainfall: 42.5mm
Grasmere Stn (23/01/2019 - 02:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (23/01/2019 - 02:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (23/01/2019 - 00:33hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 60.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 218.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt.
  • Theives targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 23/01/2019
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