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General Conditions:
Saturday 8th August 2020, 07:30hrs: Some lower level snowfall (800m+) was forecast for this morning, but it is yet to eventuate, only light flurries to 1600m in the Main Range and 1100m in the Craigieburn so far; so now seems doubtful. Many routes are still mixed at altitude (loose rocks embedded in loose snow). Surface snow is Spring-like, slushy on a harder crystalline base; bonding is poor on slopes 40Âș+ (south is worse).

07/08/2020 12:30hrs: Some lower level snowfall (800m+) likely early tomorrow morning, but not much. Many routes are still mixed at altitude (loose rocks embedded in loose snow). Surface snow is Spring-like, slushy on a harder crystalline base; bonding is poor on slopes 40Âș+ (south is worse).

05/08/2020 18:15hrs: We had our one fine day in paradise (very Spring like); clouds are building in the west now and rain is expected to develop overnight. Winter continues to be elusive; snowpack is about half of what would be normal for this time of year, though southern aspects look a little more full. Many routes are still mixed at altitude (loose rocks embedded in loose snow). Surface snow is Spring-like, slushy on a harder crystalline base; bonding is poor on slopes 40Âș+ (south is worse).

01/08/2020 07:28hrs: Warm conditions continue; rainfall, so far, has been a non-event, with only light drizzle, cloudiness, and galeforce NW winds for past few days. It would appear a similar weather pattern is likely for the next 5 days - lowest forecast snow is 1600m on Monday. Snowpack is softening in the unseasonally warm temperatures, though surface ice has been reported on northern aspects.

28/07/2020 17:34hrs: Incoming drizzle/rain for several days (variable intensities; greater quantity on Sunday/Monday ), with exceptionally high freezing levels; expect snowpack to slowly load up with moisture, high level snow (1700m+) may find its way downhill in wet sluffs by Monday. There is a impenetrable buried crust in the pack on many aspects reported by several climbers, so slope failures are conceivable later in this storm-cycle.

  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 05/08/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 05/08/2020
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 05/08/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 05/08/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)(New) 05/08/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face(New) 05/08/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face(New) 05/08/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge(New) 05/08/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m) - East aspect31/07/2020
    Hamilton Peak (1922m) - East aspect
  • Mt Enys (2194m)28/07/2020
    Mt Enys (2194m)
  • Mt Manson (1859m)28/07/2020
    Mt Manson (1859m)
  • Mt Wall (1874m)28/07/2020
    Mt Wall (1874m)
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)27/07/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)27/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Cloudsley (2107m) - Summit25/07/2020
    Mt Cloudsley (2107m) - Summit
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect13/07/2020
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)13/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)11/07/2020
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face11/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)11/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide11/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse11/07/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Goat Hill (1656m)09/07/2020
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face09/07/2020
    Mt Alexander (1958m) - West Face
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)09/07/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m) - North aspects09/07/2020
    Mt Barron (1730m) - North aspects
  • Mt Howe (1660m)09/07/2020
    Mt Howe (1660m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - North aspect09/07/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - North aspect
  • Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)09/07/2020
    Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point01/07/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m) - 1863m Point
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Weather Information
Sunday
9 Aug

1ºC
Monday
10 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
Tuesday
11 Aug

-3 / 6ºC
Wednesday
12 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
Thursday
13 Aug

-2 / 5ºC
Friday
14 Aug

-4 / 4ºC
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Update:09/08/20 17:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 9/8/20 16:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:36hrs
Sunset: 17:46hrs
Temperature: 5.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 0.1ºC
Temperature (High): 8.8ºC
Wind Chill: 0.7ºC
Humidity: 0%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1004.55mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 17km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 60km/h (16:38hrs)
Cloud Base: 3618m ASL
Freezing Level: 1845m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 9/08/2020 16:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 0.7ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 32.2kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 19.1kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 32.2kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -5.8ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 802hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 10.0mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 1 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 4.5cm
Snowpack Depth: 74.7cm
Windslab E: 13.2cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 37%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut09/08/2020 - 15:00hrs0.0mm0mm6.5mm
Mid Poulter River09/08/2020 - 15:00hrs0.0mm1mm3.5mm
Grasmere Stn09/08/2020 - 15:00hrs0.0mm1mm1.5mm
Mt Cheeseman09/08/2020 - 15:00hrs0.0mm1mm1.5mm
Upper Styx River09/08/2020 - 16:00hrs9.0mm9mm15.5mm

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