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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1540 m altitude issued: 6 pm26 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 13.0mm) heaviest on Fri afternoon, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Wed afternoon, min -1°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow on Sat night turning to drizzle on Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue morning, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
WedThursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tue
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
10 SW10
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
20 WNW20
35 NW35
25 WSW25
10 WSW10
10 W10
10 SE10
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
0 SSE0
0 NNE0
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
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Snow map
T nz snow sum27.cc23
T nz snow sum28.cc23
T nz snow sum29.cc23
T nz snow sum30.cc23
T nz snow sum31.cc23
T nz snow sum01.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)230021002250255025002450250015001550180013001350185014001650205015502000
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (1)

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.