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)
15/08/2018 20:44hrs
(Above 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 18:00 17/8/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass Village (Porters Pass)
Impact: Caution
Reason: Snow
Comment: Due to forecasted snow between 2pm 17th August and 3am 18th August, road users are advised to plan ahead for their journeys.
Start Time: 17/08/2018 10:34hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Friday 17th August 2018
Day: Snow likely. Low -3ºC.
Night: Periods of snow. Low -3ºC. Winds WNW at 9 to 70 km/h. Chance of snow 100%. 7-12cm of snow expected.
Extended Forecast
17 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
18 Aug

-5 / 3ºC
19 Aug

-3 / 5ºC
20 Aug

0 / 2ºC
21 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
22 Aug

-3 / 3ºC
23 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
24 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
25 Aug

-2 / 6ºC
26 Aug

-1 / 7ºC
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Update:17/08/18 16:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 17/8/18 18:21hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:25hrs
Sunset: 17:54hrs
Temperature: 1.9ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 1.8ºC
Temperature (High): 6.8ºC
Wind Chill: 1.9ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 998.55mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1322m
Daily Rainfall: 8.89mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 18.8mm
Carrington Hut (17/08/2018 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 18.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 76mm
3 Day Rainfall: 77.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (17/08/2018 - 16:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 5.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 23mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25mm
Grasmere Stn (17/08/2018 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (17/08/2018 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
Upper Styx River (17/08/2018 - 15:11hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 35.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 67.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • 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: Friday 17/08/2018
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