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Arthur's Pass National Park

Today - Thursday 21 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Periods of rain, chance heavy late. Northwest gales in exposed places.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3600m3800m3500m4100m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h0mm13°C
12:00NW 35km/h1mm13°C
18:00NW 30km/h11mm14°C
00:00NW 45km/h17mm13°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 20km/h1mm7°C
12:00NW 30km/h1mm12°C
18:00NW 35km/h8mm12°C
00:00N 40km/h9mm6°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 35km/h0mm2°C
12:00NW 50km/h1mm2°C
18:00NW 50km/h7mm3°C
00:00NW 65km/h13mm1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 22 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Periods of rain about the Divide, with scattered falls further east, clearing in the afternoon. Gale northwesterly, easing in the afternoon.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
3300m3600m2600m2800m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 55km/h20mm15°C
12:00NW 45km/h10mm12°C
18:00W 25km/h2mm10°C
00:00W 20km/h0mm3°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 65km/h8mm12°C
12:00NW 45km/h16mm10°C
18:00W 35km/h1mm6°C
00:00W 25km/h0mm0°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 75km/h14mm3°C
12:00NW 60km/h11mm0°C
18:00W 35km/h1mm-1°C
00:00W 45km/h0mm-6°C

Saturday 23 February

Issued at: 11:59am Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Showers

Partly cloudy in the west, with occasional rain developing in the east. Snow lowering to 1800 metres at night.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2100m2100m2200m1800m
Carrington Hut (833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 20km/h0mm1°C
12:00W 25km/h0mm5°C
18:00W 20km/h0mm4°C
00:00SE 30km/h0mm2°C
Carroll Hut (1120m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00SW 35km/h0mm-3°C
12:00W 30km/h0mm3°C
18:00W 25km/h0mm3°C
00:00SE 45km/h0mm-1°C
Avalanche Peak (1833m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 40km/h0mm-8°C
12:00W 35km/h0mm-3°C
18:00W 30km/h0mm-3°C
00:00SE 35km/h0mm-6°C

Sunday 24 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Rain setting in, with possibly heavy falls, easing to showers later. Snow lowering to about 1000 metres at first. Southeasterlies developing, rising to gale or severe gale later.

Freezing levelLowering to 1500 metres.

Monday 25 February 2019

Issued at: 1:52pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Windy

Often cloudy. Showers becoming isolated, clearing later. Strong or gale southerlies easing.

Freezing levelRising to 2500 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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