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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.
Highway 73 is OPEN!: Highway 73 is again open. Expect delays in the flood damaged areas whilst remedial works progress.
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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)
09/11/2018 22:18hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 09:00 14/11/18
SH 73 Jacksons to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Slip
Comment: Expect delays of up to 10 minutes during remedial works, plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 08/11/2018 07:09hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Forecast
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Day: Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 18ºC. Winds NNW at 24 to 36 km/h.
Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 3ºC. Winds NNW at 24 to 36 km/h.
 
Extended Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
14 Nov

3 / 18ºC
Thursday
15 Nov

5 / 17ºC
Friday
16 Nov

7 / 16ºC
Saturday
17 Nov

6 / 12ºC
Sunday
18 Nov

1 / 11ºC
Monday
19 Nov

0 / 8ºC
Tuesday
20 Nov

1 / 10ºC
Wednesday
21 Nov

2 / 13ºC
Thursday
22 Nov

4 / 16ºC
Friday
23 Nov

6 / 15ºC
Click for more information
Update:14/11/18 09:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 14/11/18 8:21hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:02hrs
Sunset: 19:37hrs
Temperature: 12.3ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.9ºC
Temperature (High): 12.3ºC
Wind Chill: 12.3ºC
Humidity: 60%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1022.02mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: N
Wind Gust: 26km/h (3:50hrs)
Cloud Base: 1680m ASL
Freezing Level: 2922m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (14/11/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (14/11/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (14/11/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has moved in its riverbed and is currently flowing across the Mt White access road at the Mt White Bridge. Access is currently not possible to the Hawdon Shelter, Andrews Shelter or the Poulter Valley. The river is swift and currently too dangerous to cross on foot. Work is being done to reposition the river back to its normal channels.
  • Deception Valley: Extreme flooding has destroyed some track sections and created wash-outs on the Deception River route. River crossing positions have also changed. Care is required negotiating these washout areas, and selecting safe river crossing locations.
  • 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 14/11/2018
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