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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 12 pm29 Sep 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 18.0mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly above freezing (max 4°C on Thu afternoon, min 1°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 12.0mm) heaviest on Tue night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue night. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Tue morning, min 1°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Mon night, strong winds from the NNW by Tue night).
Thursday 29Friday 30Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Wind (km/h)
15 ENE15
15 NE15
10 NE10
15 NNE15
10 N10
10 NW10
10 NW10
15 NNW15
20 NNW20
15 WNW15
20 WNW20
20 W20
20 SW20
20 SW20
15 SW15
20 WSW20
30 WNW30
40 NNW40
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)220023002200230023502250215022502300225023502250220023502300305026502250
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (1) / good piste (4)

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.