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Welcome 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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Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
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Park Shots

Mt Rolleston (2275m)
G.Kates - 17/01/2008
 

Carrington Peak (2010m)
Gerald Bruce-Smith - 28/09/2012
Weather Links
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Saturday 26th September 2020
Day: Rain. High 9ºC. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 80%.
Night: Rainy and windy. Low 4ºC. Winds NNW at 30 to 50 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. 25-50mm of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 kmph.
(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!
Friday
25 Sep

3ºC
Saturday
26 Sep

4 / 9ºC
Sunday
27 Sep

-2 / 6ºC
Monday
28 Sep

-6 / 1ºC
Tuesday
29 Sep

-11 / 1ºC
Wednesday
30 Sep

-6 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/09/20 03:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 03:00 26/9/20
SH 73 Christchurch To Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge project Monday to Friday. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 28/09/2020 02:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 28/09/2020 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 & 7 Christchurch to Ahaura
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge project Monday to Friday. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 28/09/2020 03:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 28/09/2020 06:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 26/9/20 2:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:16hrs
Sunset: 18:38hrs
Temperature: 4.9ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 4.3ºC
Temperature (High): 4.9ºC
Wind Chill: -0.9ºC
Humidity: 21%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1007.63mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 20km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 61km/h (1:36hrs)
Cloud Base: 3293m ASL
Freezing Level: 1784m
Daily Rainfall: 1.02mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 32.77mm

 RIVERS ARE HIGH!

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (26/09/2020 - 01:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 62mm
3 Day Rainfall: 84mm
7 Day Rainfall: 225mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (26/09/2020 - 01:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 19.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 23.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 85mm
Grasmere Stn (26/09/2020 - 01:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 17mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/09/2020 - 01:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 6mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 17mm
Upper Styx River (26/09/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 90.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 117mm
7 Day Rainfall: 328.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. 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.
  • New Casey Hut open - The new 12 bunk Casey Hut is now open. It is located about 600m east of the original position on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River.
  • 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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