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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)
08/12/2018 07:59hrs
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)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Weather Forecast
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Day: Periods of rain. Rain may be heavy late. High near 15ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 100%. 25 to 61mm of rain expected.
Night: Rain likely. Low 9ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 70%.
(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
12 Dec

9 / 15ºC
Thursday
13 Dec

8 / 15ºC
Friday
14 Dec

8 / 18ºC
Saturday
15 Dec

8 / 19ºC
Sunday
16 Dec

9 / 22ºC
Monday
17 Dec

9 / 21ºC
Tuesday
18 Dec

8 / 16ºC
Wednesday
19 Dec

7 / 12ºC
Thursday
20 Dec

6 / 13ºC
Friday
21 Dec

6 / 12ºC
Click for more information
Update:12/12/18 11:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 12/12/18 10:20hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:07hrs
Temperature: 13.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 8.7ºC
Temperature (High): 13.8ºC
Wind Chill: 13.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1007.59mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: SSW
Wind Gust: 11km/h (10:07hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 3153m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 7.37mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (12/12/2018 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Grasmere Stn (12/12/2018 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Mt Cheeseman (12/12/2018 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Upper Styx River (12/12/2018 - 06:17hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 18.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 22.0mm
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 is currently not possible in 2WD vehicles.
  • Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Rocks: Thieves are been breaking into cars and motor-homes at the Kura Tawhiti car-park on a regular basis. They have been targeting Asian tourists and stealing passports, credit cards and money. 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 12/12/2018
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