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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1650 m altitude issued: 6 am01 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 28.0mm), heaviest during Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Mon morning, min 2°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 34.0mm), mainly falling Tue night. Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Tue morning, min -1°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue night, light winds from the W by Thu night).
Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wednesday 5Thursday 6
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
moderate snow
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
10 N10
20 NNW20
25 N25
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 W15
15 WSW15
15 WSW15
10 SSW10
10 WNW10
25 NW25
30 WNW30
45 W45
40 WNW40
40 NNW40
40 NNW40
35 WSW35
10 W10
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)215021502250215022502050215023002300270026502100190021502150215018501650
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (3)

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.