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show full reporthide full reportUpdated: 9:39pm Tuesday 26 Sep 2017 - Closed Update. Unfortunately due to the very heavy rain over the... last two days having a serious effect on our snowpack and looking ahead at the forecasts, we have made the decision to close for the season. We would like to thank everyone who visited us this season and look forward to seeing you all again next season. Thanks from the Rainbow Team

Status
FIELD CLOSED
ROAD CLOSED
Snow
Updated at
9:39pm Tue 26 Sep
Last snow fall:
20cm on Mon 18 Sep
Upper snow base: 115cm
3 Hourly Detailed Computer Generated Forecasts
Rain and Snow Temperatures Wind

Nelson Lakes National Park regional forecast

partly-cloudy
18 OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY
Morning cloud and isolated showers clearing to a fine day, cloud increasing in the evening.
Issued at: 10:40pm Tue 17 Oct

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max5°COvernight min0°C
Total snow: 0cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Southerly 20 km/h.
Freezing level: Rising to 2700 metres overnight.
fine
19 OCTOBER
THURSDAY
Mainly fine.
Issued at: 10:40pm Tue 17 Oct

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max13°COvernight min7°C
Total snow: 0cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Southwesterly 20 km/h.
Freezing level: 2900 metres.
fine
20 OCTOBER
FRIDAY
Fine. Westerlies developing.
Issued at: 1:28pm Tue 17 Oct

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max13°C
Total snow: 0cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Southerly 20 km/h changing westerly 20 km/h around midday.
windy
21 OCTOBER
SATURDAY
Showers developing in the morning with snow lowering to 1100 metres. Westerlies, rising to gale in exposed places.
Freezing level: Gradually lowering to 1400 metres.
Issued at: 1:28pm Tue 17 Oct
windy
22 OCTOBER
SUNDAY
A few showers, turning to rain later, with snow lowering to 1500 metres. Westerlies rising to gale or possibly severe gale in exposed places.
Freezing level: Rising to 1800 metres.
Issued at: 1:28pm Tue 17 Oct

Rainbow Valley computer generated extended forecast

Rain
23 OCTOBER
MONDAY
Partly cloudy at first then rain. Northwesterlies.
Issued at: 6:49pm Tue 17 Oct
Rain
24 OCTOBER
TUESDAY
Rain, clearing early on to fine weather. Not much wind.
Issued at: 6:49pm Tue 17 Oct

Days 1-5 are mountain region forecasts for Nelson Lakes National Park produced by our team of meteorologists.
Days 6-7 are site-specific forecasts for Rainbow Valley ski field which have been automatically generated by MetService's computer weather modeling system and have not been moderated by our team of meteorologists.

Facilities, snow base, field and road status data is supplied from the mountain by SnowHQ

Severe Weather Information for Rainbow Ski Field