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Avalanche Risk (Local)
20/04/2018 13:41hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 2258hrs Fri 20th April, 2018):
Variable conditions. Sub-range snow below 1750m has seemingly gone; Main range new snow is still present down to about 1650m. Currently raining to about 2000m.

Glaciers have now opened up (bergschrunds) and many of them have been stripped by our warm Spring/Summer of snow build-up back to 2014 (ie. receding rapidly).

  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 19/04/2018
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Blimit (1921m)13/04/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)13/04/2018
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)13/04/2018
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)13/04/2018
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)13/04/2018
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)13/04/2018
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect13/04/2018
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)13/04/2018
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)13/04/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face13/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge13/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m)13/04/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face13/04/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Oates (2041m)07/04/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • The Spike (1440m)07/04/2018
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)01/04/2018
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)01/04/2018
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access01/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face01/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)01/04/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge27/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m)24/02/2018
    Mt Lancelot (2112m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches24/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Philistine Traverse24/02/2018
    Philistine Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge06/02/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach30/01/2018
    Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach
  • Mt Harper (2222m)30/01/2018
    Mt Harper (2222m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress30/01/2018
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)30/01/2018
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)28/01/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Goat Hill (1656m)20/01/2018
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • The Dome (1938m)04/01/2018
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Baldy Hill (1834)03/01/2018
    Baldy Hill (1834)
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect03/01/2018
    Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - South aspect03/01/2018
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - South aspect
  • Mt Foweraker (1804m)03/01/2018
    Mt Foweraker (1804m)
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Weather Information
Saturday
21 Apr

-2 / 9ºC
Sunday
22 Apr

-1 / 9ºC
Monday
23 Apr

3 / 11ºC
Tuesday
24 Apr

1 / 9ºC
Wednesday
25 Apr

1 / 11ºC
Thursday
26 Apr

3 / 14ºC
Friday
27 Apr

3 / 10ºC
Saturday
28 Apr

3 / 9ºC
Sunday
29 Apr

3 / 12ºC
Monday
30 Apr

2 / 11ºC
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Update:21/04/18 13:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 21/4/18 15:25hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:12hrs
Sunset: 17:49hrs
Temperature: 7.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.2ºC
Temperature (High): 8.7ºC
Wind Chill: 5.6ºC
Humidity: 99%  (Rising)
Barometer: 999.06mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 11km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 77km/h (8:12hrs)
Cloud Base: 743m ASL
Freezing Level: 2199m
Daily Rainfall: 14.73mm
Hourly Rain: 1.5mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 20.07mm

THIS STORM CYCLE (47hrs)
Rainfall: 41.15mm
High Rain Rate:  2.2mm/hr @ 23:07hrs 20/04/2018
Temp Low:  6.7ºC
Temp High:  9.8ºC
Wind Gust:  95.0kmph @ 4:10hrs 20/04/2018
Dom.Wind Dir: North
Barometer Low: 999.4mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 21/04/2018 15:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2030m
Alt. Temp: 3.1ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 38.3kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 35.5kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 44.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -3.1ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 41.1mm (Today: 14.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 3 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 13.8cm
Snowpack Depth: 21.9cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut21/04/2018 - 12:05hrs21.5mm63mm79mm
Mid Poulter River21/04/2018 - 12:30hrs0.5mm5.5mm5.5mm
Grasmere Stn21/04/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman21/04/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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