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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.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/01/2018 08:58hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
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 Conditions
Updated: 16:00 24/1/18
SH 73 Between McCurdys Rd and Springfield Rd
Impact: Delays
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Stop / go is required for chip sealing over a trenched road crossing on Thursday 1st February between 7am & 6pm. Please expect minor delays
Start Time: 01/02/2018 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 01/02/2018 18:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Day: Showers early. Low 13ºC.
Night: A few showers this evening with overcast skies overnight. Low 13ºC. Winds NW at 24 to 111 km/h. Chance of rain 30%.
 
Extended Forecast
Wednesday
24 Jan

13 / 22ºC
Thursday
25 Jan

12 / 21ºC
Friday
26 Jan

11 / 19ºC
Saturday
27 Jan

12 / 22ºC
Sunday
28 Jan

11 / 23ºC
Monday
29 Jan

9 / 23ºC
Tuesday
30 Jan

11 / 19ºC
Wednesday
31 Jan

11 / 16ºC
Thursday
1 Feb

7 / 14ºC
Friday
2 Feb

4 / 12ºC
Click for more information
Update:24/01/18 14:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 24/1/18 15:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:24hrs
Sunset: 20:04hrs
Temperature: 19.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 13.9ºC
Temperature (High): 21.8ºC
Wind Chill: 19.2ºC
Humidity: 65%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1010.20mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 18km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 72km/h (7:25hrs)
Cloud Base: 1568m ASL
Freezing Level: 3984m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (24/01/2018 - 14:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (24/01/2018 - 14:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (24/01/2018 - 14:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (24/01/2018 - 14:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (24/01/2018 - 12:18hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 1.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 47.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Bealey Valley Track closed at Chasm bridge from Monday 11th December until further notice whilst the bridge is repaired.
  • 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 24/01/2018
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