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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1650 m altitude issued: 11 am27 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 10.0mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu morning, min 4°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Fri morning, light winds from the W by Sat morning).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sun morning, min 1°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sun night, calm by Tue morning).
Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1Tuesday 2
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
15 W15
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
40 NNW40
40 WNW40
25 W25
10 W10
15 WNW15
10 W10
10 SSE10
15 SE15
30 SSE30
20 SSE20
10 SE10
5 SE5
0 SSE0
5 W5
10 WSW10
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Snow map
T nz snow sum27.cc23
T nz snow sum28.cc23
T nz snow sum29.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)350036003550330035002950325033003200290024002150210022502150230025002550
Rainbow freezing level scale
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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 1650 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

bill blyth from New Zealand writes:

Awesome safe field, great for kids and very friendly staff.. snowmaking was spot on with nice powder to ski on.. a pleasant change from the money hunger of NZski unhappy and abusive staff. Thumbs up Rainbow keep up the good work.

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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.