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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 5 pm27 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Thu afternoon, min 4°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Fri morning, light winds from the SSE by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 3.0mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 5°C on Sun afternoon, min 1°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Sun night, calm by Tue morning).
ThuFriday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1Tuesday 2Wed
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
15 WNW15
25 NW25
45 NW45
45 WNW45
20 WNW20
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
10 WNW10
10 SSW10
10 SE10
45 SSE45
25 SSE25
15 SE15
10 SE10
5 S5
5 WSW5
10 WSW10
20 WSW20
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Snow map
T nz snow sum28.cc23
T nz snow sum29.cc23
T nz snow sum30.cc23
T nz snow sum01.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)365036003300365030503100335032003000255022502150210019502200230022003100
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 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.