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Arthur's Pass National Park

Today - Thursday 17 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Rain, with heavy falls, and snow lowering to 1400 metres. Severe gale northwesterly, easing during the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2400m1800m1800m1800m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 65km/h100mm4°C
12:00NW 45km/h25mm2°C
18:00NW 40km/h26mm1°C
00:00NW 40km/h16mm0°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 85km/h84mm-1°C
12:00NW 55km/h23mm-2°C
18:00NW 45km/h26mm-3°C
00:00NW 40km/h23mm-3°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 95km/h99mm-6°C
12:00NW 70km/h19mm-7°C
18:00NW 60km/h19mm-8°C
00:00NW 60km/h11mm-9°C

Tomorrow - Friday 18 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Periods of rain, with snow down to 1200 metres, easing in the afternoon. Gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing in the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1800m1700m1600m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 50km/h4mm0°C
12:00N 35km/h9mm2°C
18:00N 25km/h9mm1°C
00:00NE 25km/h1mm0°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 55km/h5mm-4°C
12:00N 35km/h7mm-1°C
18:00NE 30km/h11mm-2°C
00:00NE 30km/h1mm-3°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 80km/h3mm-10°C
12:00N 55km/h6mm-8°C
18:00N 40km/h7mm-8°C
00:00N 35km/h1mm-9°C

Saturday 19 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Cloud increasing, rain developing in the afternoon. Snow to 1100 metres.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1600m1800m1800m1600m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 10km/h0mm1°C
12:00SE 15km/h0mm2°C
18:00SE 30km/h0mm-2°C
00:00SE 35km/h0mm-2°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 25km/h0mm-3°C
12:00SE 20km/h0mm1°C
18:00SE 55km/h0mm-4°C
00:00SE 65km/h0mm-5°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 35km/h0mm-9°C
12:00SE 15km/h0mm-5°C
18:00SE 40km/h0mm-10°C
00:00SE 50km/h0mm-11°C

Sunday 20 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Showers, with snow lowering to 900 metres. Southeasterlies, strong for a time.

Freezing levelLowering to 1200 metres.

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Showers gradually clearing. Snow to 500 metres at first. Southeasterlies, strong in exposed places, easing later.

Freezing levelLowering to 800 metres.

Note

  1. At altitudes above the free air freezing level, precipitation falls as snow and quantity is approximately ten times the water equivalent. That is, 1 mm rain corresponds to about 1 cm snow.
  2. However, the distance to which snow falls below the free air freezing level can vary between a few tens of metres and about 1000 metres, depending upon certain weather conditions. This snow level will be indicated in the worded part of the forecast.
  3. Indication of severe gale may be found in the spot forecasts and/or the worded forecasts.
  4. The precipitation amount is for the 6 hours up to the hour, i.e. at 3pm it will be the total accumulation from 9am until 3pm.

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Severe Weather Information for Arthur's Pass National Park