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Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome to Arthur's Pass
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.
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Weather Information
Thursday
2 Oct

-1 / 9ºC
Friday
3 Oct

-5 / 2ºC
Saturday
4 Oct

-4 / 3ºC
Sunday
5 Oct

3 / 6ºC
Monday
6 Oct

-3 / 6ºC
Tuesday
7 Oct

-1 / 8ºC
Wednesday
8 Oct

-1 / 8ºC
Thursday
9 Oct

-2 / 6ºC
Friday
10 Oct

-1 / 9ºC
Saturday
11 Oct

0 / 11ºC
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For current HIGHWAY CONDITIONS - Click Here

LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 2/10/14 19:58hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:06hrs
Sunset: 18:44hrs
Temperature: 3.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 3.7ºC
Temperature (High): 9.1ºC
Wind Chill: 3.7ºC
Humidity: 97%  (Stable)
Barometer: 988.19mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Gust: 80km/h (8:08hrs)
Cloud Base:  793m ASL
Freezing Level: 1599m
Daily Rainfall: 12.95mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr

THIS STORM CYCLE (7hrs)
Rainfall: 11.68mm
High Rain Rate:  4.6mm/hr @ 16:51hrs 2/10/2014
Temp Low:  4.9ºC
Temp High:  7.6ºC
Wind Gust:  0.0kmph @ 
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 987.6mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 2/10/2014 19:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1512m
Alt. Temp: 0.0ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -6.9ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 10.9mm (Today: 10.9mm)
Daily Snowfall: 1.1cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 0.3cm/hr
Storm Snowfall (7hrs): 0.6cm
7 Day Snowfall: 13.1cm
Snowpack Depth: 62.7cm
Windslab N: 0.7cm
Windslab S: 0.7cm
Windslab E: 30.7cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 37%

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Last Update: Thursday 02/10/2014
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