Arthur's Pass National Park Forecast
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Arthur's Pass National Park

Today - Thursday 27 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Cloudy about the Divide with a few showers, turning to rain overnight. Increasing high cloud further east. Gale northwesterlies developing in exposed places in the evening.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3600m3600m3600m3400m
Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 30km/h0mm5°C
15:00NW 35km/h0mm11°C
21:00N 35km/h1mm6°C
03:00N 65km/h3mm11°C
Hawdon Hut (778m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 25km/h0mm4°C
15:00NW 35km/h0mm11°C
21:00N 35km/h1mm6°C
03:00N 60km/h1mm10°C
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 25km/h0mm4°C
15:00NW 30km/h0mm6°C
21:00N 30km/h1mm6°C
03:00N 60km/h5mm10°C

Tomorrow - Friday 28 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Rain setting in early morning, some heavy falls, easing towards evening. Snow to 2000 metres for a time. Gale northwesterlies, severe about the tops in the morning, easing evening

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
2900m2800m2300m2000m
Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 55km/h39mm13°C
15:00NW 50km/h2mm11°C
21:00NW 20km/h0mm4°C
03:00NW 20km/h0mm2°C
Hawdon Hut (778m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 60km/h26mm12°C
15:00NW 55km/h2mm11°C
21:00NW 50km/h0mm5°C
03:00NW 20km/h0mm2°C
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 60km/h50mm12°C
15:00NW 55km/h2mm5°C
21:00NW 50km/h0mm3°C
03:00W 15km/h0mm1°C

Saturday 29 April

Issued at: 9:21am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
showers

Partly cloudy with scattered rain from evening, mainly about the Divide.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:00
2000m2300m2300m
Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre (770m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 20km/h0mm4°C
15:00NW 25km/h0mm6°C
21:00NW 35km/h0mm3°C
Hawdon Hut (778m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00NW 15km/h0mm2°C
15:00NW 20km/h0mm6°C
21:00NW 25km/h0mm3°C
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00W 20km/h0mm2°C
15:00W 25km/h0mm3°C
21:00NW 30km/h0mm3°C

Sunday 30 April 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
windy

Showers, with snow possibly lowering to 700 metres at night. Strong or gale southerlies developing.

Freezing levelLowering to 1000 metres.

Monday 1 May 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
few-showers

Remaining showers clearing and becoming fine. Strong southerly, easing.

Freezing levelRising to 2400 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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