Whakapapa Ski Field ↑48° ↓44° Forecast:   0" Base:   0"
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Today's Forecast
↑48° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓46° / ↑40°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.48 to 2.4 inches
Winds NW 41 to 53 mph through the morning shifting to 30 to 42 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 66 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 27 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 19th
↑45° ↓42°
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  • Dewpoint↓44° / ↑37°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast throughout the day.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.13 inches
Winds 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to NW 12 to 24 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 28 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 20th
↑48° ↓45°
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  • Dewpoint↓42° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds NW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 6 to 15 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 32 to 39 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑48° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓44° / ↑32°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast throughout the day.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.43 inches
Winds N 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to 12 to 24 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 32 to 41 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑46° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓45° / ↑37°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds NW 22 to 34 mph through the morning with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 30 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑46° ↓45°
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  • Dewpoint↓40° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds. Expected wind chill to be between 31 to 38 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update10 Oct @ 05:10
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total44"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation7,546ft
  • Base Elevation5,348ft
  • Vertical Drop2,215ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 43
  • Lifts0 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 550 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Location
  • Country: New Zealand
World Extended Outlook
(-- 02 april 2017 -- We are now about to start issuing these outlooks again, please email chris@snowforecast.com if this interests you)

25 Sep 2016
Chile/ Argentina - It looks like high pressure ridging holds across the region, especially north (some showers and low pressure hit Patagonia ands areas nearby on a frequent basis). Fair skies are expected for the most part, with dry air and large differences between day and night temperatures.
Australia and New Zealand - CURRENT - Mostly fair and cool across Australia, and showery and cool for New Zealand, with some light snow for the resort areas as a low pressure trough sits across the area, and high pressure ridging builds into Auatralia from the west.
Monday and Tuesday - A weak low pressure system moves through Australia first with some light showers on Monday (fair Tuesday), then moves into New Zealand, increasing shower potential there.
Wednesday through Friday - A strong and unseasonably cold low pressure system moves through Australia with showers in valley areas, and significant snow for the mountain areas. New Zealand continues cloudy mixed with some sun, and mostly light showers at times.
Saturday and Sunday - The strong/ unseasonably cold low pressure system moving out of Australia moves into New Zealand with showers in valley areas, and light to moderate snow for the mountain areas, especially to the South Island.
LONGER RANGE (AU/ NZ) - Just after the 5th and through the 10th, we expect a very unseasonably cold and strong low pressure system to affect Australia aned New Zealand, with late season significant snowfall possible, especially to South Island New Zealand resort areas. CM

Expanded Outlook

Thursday
↑48° / ↓44°
iconWinds: NW 41 to 53 mph, then 30 to 42 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑48° / ↓45°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 41 to 53 mph with gusts up to 66 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 29 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓44°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 27 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
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Friday
↑45° / ↓42°
iconWinds: 12 to 24 mph, then NW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑45° / ↓42°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 28 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓43°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 30 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑48° / ↓45°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 19 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓45°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 32 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓45°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 35 to 39 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑48° / ↓44°
iconWinds: N 4 to 13 mph, then 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑48° / ↓45°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds N 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 36 to 41 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓44°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.27 to 1.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 32 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
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Monday
↑46° / ↓44°
iconWinds: NW 22 to 34 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓44°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 30 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓45°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 31 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑46° / ↓45°
iconWinds: variable to mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓45°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 31 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓45°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 33 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,575ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature57°
  • Soil Low Temperature56°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature58°
  • Soil Low Temperature55°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature61°
  • Soil Low Temperature57°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature61°
  • Soil Low Temperature58°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature60°
  • Soil Low Temperature58°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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