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Mountain Conditions
Thursday 5th August 2021, 08:24hrs: Very light snow falling at present; only a few cm at most levels (800+) so far. Variable snowfall lines forecast over next few days, with heaviest possible falls (rain & snow) being on Sunday.

03/08/2021 10:44hrs: About 5 - 10cm of fresh snow fell during last night's storm-cycle; most of this has landed above 1500m, though dustings did reach 1000m for a time. Tomorrow is likely fine, however the fresh snow won't make anything easier or safer on approach. Snowfall returns on Thursday to 1000m.

31/07/2021 07:14hrs: Only light rainfall was received in the past 24 hours, accompanied by a light 1700m+ snowfall. Today sees initially clear skies becoming cloudy by late afternoon. There was no solid freeze overnight (1600m), so conditions could be quite variable.

The snow-pack is deep at altitude (1700m+), with quite variable conditions lower. General snowline is about 1450m - 1550m.

The weather should deteriorate from tomorrow with showers and snowfalls progressively lowering to 700m by Tuesday.

30/07/2021 07:36hrs: A new storm-cycle arrives from this evening bringing heavy rainfall to the Alps for 24 hours south of Arthur's Pass. At this moment we are receiving drizzle with snow flurries 1500m+, and unclear whether we will get heavier rainfall. Avalanche activity will rise with the onset of any higher level rainfall.

The snow-pack is deep at altitude (1700m+), with quite variable conditions lower. General snowline is about 1450m - 1550m.

  • Crow Valley - Under Crow Face (Rolleston)(AVO) 31/07/2021
    Crow Valley - Under Crow Face (Rolleston)
  • Black Range (1800m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Black Range (1800m)
  • Blimit (1921m) - West aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Blimit (1921m) - West aspect
  • Hills Peak (1640m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - North aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mid Hill (1831m) - North aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Binser (1860m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Binser (1860m)
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Harper (2222m) - East aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - South aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Oates (2041m) - South aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (North aspect)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge (North aspect)
  • Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Stewart (1934m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face(New) 04/08/2021
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge(New) 04/08/2021
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • The Dome (1938m)(New) 04/08/2021
    The Dome (1938m)
  • The Spike (1440m)(New) 04/08/2021
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Blimit (1921m) - North aspect(New) 31/07/2021
    Blimit (1921m) - North aspect
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - Blimit (1921m) Traverse(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - Blimit (1921m) Traverse
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - North aspect(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - North aspect
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m) - Northeast aspect(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Guinevere (2042m) - Northeast aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 31/07/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
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Weather Information
5 Aug

6 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
7 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
8 Aug

9 Aug

-5 / 1ºC
10 Aug

-2 / 5ºC
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Update:05/08/21 16:30hrs
Update: 5/8/21 16:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:41hrs
Sunset: 17:42hrs
Temperature: 5.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.7ºC
Temperature (High): 5.8ºC
Wind Chill: 5.7ºC
Humidity: 69%  (Falling)
Barometer: 989.41mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (2:46hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1907m
Daily Rainfall: 9.14mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 9.14mm
Rain Days (2021): 90 / 216 (42%)

Rainfall: 10.6mm
High Rain Rate: 2.7mm/hr @ 12:05hrs 5/8/21
Temp Low: 0.3ºC @ 8:01hrs 5/8/21
Temp High: 6.1ºC @ 16:01hrs 5/8/21
Wind Gust: 26kmph @ 2:48hrs 5/8/21
Dom.Wind Dir: North
Barometer Low: 991mb @ 16:01hrs 5/8/21
Last Update: 5/08/2021 16:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1547m
Alt. Temp: -0.9ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 0.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 2.3kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 12.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. Air Pressure: 791hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 1.0mm (Today: 1.0mm)
Daily Snowfall: 8.6cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 1.7cm/hr (12:04hrs)
Storm Snowfall (12hrs): 8.6cm
7 Day Snowfall: 14.8cm
Snowpack Depth: 171.8cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor
Avalanche Chance: 67%
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut05/08/2021 - 15:00hrs11.0mm11mm14mm
Mid Poulter River05/08/2021 - 15:00hrs4.0mm4mm12mm
Grasmere Stn05/08/2021 - 15:00hrs0.5mm0.5mm4.5mm
Mt Cheeseman05/08/2021 - 15:00hrs0.5mm0.5mm4.5mm
Goldney Ridge05/08/2021 - 16:43hrs18mm18mm18mm

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