Ski New Zealand

Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1650 m altitude issued: 12 pm10 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski New Zealand

Rainbow Snow Forecast


Use the buttons below to tell us…

Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 15.0mm) heaviest on Sat morning, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Mon night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Sat morning, min 0°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Sat morning, light winds from the SW by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 30.0mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed night, min 1°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the W on Tue night, near gales from the W by Thu night).
Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wednesday 14Thursday 15
light rain
light rain
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
35 NNW35
30 NW30
20 W20
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
30 SW30
20 SW20
10 W10
25 WSW25
35 WSW35
25 WSW25
35 WSW35
30 W30
40 WNW40
50 WNW50
60 WNW60
50 W50
Summarylight rainlight rainsnow shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssnow shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrslight snowlight snowlight snowlight snowlight rainlight rainmod. rainlight rainrain shwrssnow shwrs
Snow map
T nz snow sum10.cc23
T nz snow sum11.cc23
T nz snow sum12.cc23
T nz snow sum13.cc23
T nz snow sum14.cc23
T nz snow sum15.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)365027001900185022501900195019501800200020502200290031003500350032002350
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 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.

Read 3 more reviews of Rainbow or submit your own

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.