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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 12 pm22 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 3.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Mon night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sun afternoon, min 1°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the N by Mon afternoon).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 14.0mm) heaviest on Tue night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Wed afternoon, min 1°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Saturday 22Sunday 23Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thursday 27
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
rain showers
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
5 SSW5
10 SSW10
5 S5
5 NNW5
15 NNW15
15 N15
25 N25
35 N35
35 N35
25 NNW25
20 N20
15 NNE15
10 SSE10
20 S20
10 WSW10
15 W15
20 WSW20
20 SW20
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)195026003100315031003000245025002050210022502000210024002300230026002550
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (2)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Rainbow at the specific elevation of 1760 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

Sam Mc Eachern from New Zealand writes:

NZ's best kept secret. If you like to get away from the groomers and are prepared to go on short walks, Rainbow will be very good to you. Requirements to enjoy Rainbow: if you're a snowboarder, have an old board with you, if the rocks are showing you can still get freshies all day. Skiers, to have as much fun as the boarders you will need to be comfy with powder and same advice re your skis, skins would be a big advantage to take you up the big hill - 6:1. Never an unhappy face in Rainbow and the road's good. Chains are essential most of the time even if you have a "Big horn".

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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.