Weather Warnings
TownsRuralMarineMtnsMaps
set as home

Rainbow

show full reporthide full reportUpdated: 2:31pm Friday 23 Aug 2019 - 15-20cm of fresh snow over the past two days. 5cms of light dry... snow last night. The skiing on and off-piste will be great! Main basin trails groomed. Planets and West will be opened as soon as ski patrol can clear any new avalanche hazard. See you up here!

Status
FIELD OPEN
ROAD OPEN
Snow
Updated at
2:31pm Fri 23 Aug
Last snow fall:
10cm on Thu 22 Aug
Upper snow base: 120cm
Lower snow base: 80cm
3 Hourly Detailed Computer Generated Forecasts
Rain and Snow Temperatures Wind

Nelson Lakes National Park regional forecast

Few showers
23 AUGUST
FRIDAY
Becoming fine in the morning. Cloud and a few showers developing in the evening, especially in the east.
Issued at: 12:43pm Fri 23 Aug

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max0°COvernight min-4°C
Total snow: 1cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Westerly 10 km/h changing southerly 10 km/h early evening.
Freezing level: 1300 rising to 1900 metres overnight.
Windy
24 AUGUST
SATURDAY
Fine at first. Increasing cloud and isolated showers developing in the evening, as southwesterlies rise to gale in exposed places. Sleety showers to 1500 metres.
Issued at: 12:43pm Fri 23 Aug

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max1°COvernight min-3°C
Total snow: 0cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Southerly 30 km/h.
Freezing level: Rising to 2500 metres evening.
Windy
25 AUGUST
SUNDAY
Occasional rain developing. Snow to 1500 metres. Gale westerlies at times.
Issued at: 12:43pm Fri 23 Aug

Rainbow Valley computer-generated forecast
Max1°C
Total snow: 5cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Westerly 40 km/h easing to 20 km/h early evening.
Windy
26 AUGUST
MONDAY
Rain with snow to 1200 metres, easing to showers. Gale northwesterlies changing to strong southwesterlies.
Freezing level: Lowering to 1400 metres.
Issued at: 1:57pm Fri 23 Aug
Partly cloudy
27 AUGUST
TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Southwesterlies.
Freezing level: Lowering to 1200 metres.
Issued at: 1:57pm Fri 23 Aug

Rainbow Valley computer generated extended forecast

Fine
28 AUGUST
WEDNESDAY
Fine. Light winds.
Issued at: 7:30am Fri 23 Aug
Rain
29 AUGUST
THURSDAY
Fine at first then rain. Light winds.
Issued at: 7:30am Fri 23 Aug

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