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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 6 pm27 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 7.0mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
MonTuesday 28Wednesday 29Thursday 30Friday 31Saturday 1Sun
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
15 ESE15
10 SE10
0 ENE0
5 WNW5
5 SSE5
5 ESE5
0 W0
10 SSW10
15 SW15
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
20 W20
10 W10
15 NNW15
10 WNW10
15 NW15
25 NW25
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Snow map
T nz snow sum28.cc23
T nz snow sum29.cc23
T nz snow sum30.cc23
T nz snow sum31.cc23
T nz snow sum01.cc23
T nz snow sum02.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)320034003500355036503700360037003700385041504200410038503450365039503950
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.