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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1540 m altitude issued: 12 am07 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 39.0mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 18.0mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Sat morning, min 1°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.
TueWednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10Sunday 11Mon
partly cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
35 N35
25 NNE25
15 SE15
5 SE5
5 SSE5
10 NNE10
15 N15
25 NNW25
40 N40
30 WNW30
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
30 WSW30
20 WSW20
35 WSW35
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)355034502950325032503200345038504100425035502550190019502500200022002050
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Rainbow at the specific elevation of 1540 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Rainbow. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of New Zealand.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Rainbow

Kerry & Jackie from New Zealand writes:

Rainbow Valley Ski Area is a real fun hill, usually great weather & easily accessed. It's the local hill for people in Nelson or Blenheim & is great for families with safe slopes. There is a terrain park & steep slopes here & there for the guns, but mostly it's cruisy skiing. There is an active race department with training most weekends & several good quality GS & slalom events throughout the season (ex Olympic racers have trained & raced here - true!) with Big-air comps & such for the boarders. One t-bar & 3 drag lifts, snowmaking, good snow-farming. Friendly locals & lifties, great cafe, ski school 7 days, and quite cheap skiing. Spend a couple of days here & everyone will know you.

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Free weather widget for your website

The Rainbow skiing weather widget below is available to embed on external websites free of charge. It provides a daily summary of our Rainbow snow forecast and current weather conditions. Simply go to the feed configuration page and follow the 3 simple steps to grab the custom html code snippet and paste it into your own site. You can choose the snow forecast elevation (summit, mid-mountain or bottom lift) and metric/imperial units for the snow forecast feed to suit your own website…. Click here to get the code.