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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 11 pm28 Jun 2017 (local time)
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Rainbow Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Fri night will be washed away by heavy rain (total 63.0mm) on Sat afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sat morning, min -2°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, near gales from the N by Sat morning).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 4.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat night, min -2°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Sat night, calm by Sun night).
WedThursday 29Friday 30Saturday 1Sunday 2Monday 3Tue
nightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPM
 
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
heavy rain
heavy rain
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 WNW5
10 W10
10 W10
10 WNW10
15 NW15
30 NNW30
45 N45
55 N55
30 N30
30 N30
30 NNE30
15 N15
5 SSW5
20 SSE20
20 SSW20
15 WSW15
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
Summary
snow s­hwrs
clear
some c­louds
some c­louds
some c­louds
light ­snow
mod. s­now
heavy ­rain
heavy ­rain
snow s­hwrs
light ­snow
snow s­hwrs
some c­louds
clear
some c­louds
clear
clear
clear
Snow map
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cm
Snow cm
------9--2--------
mm
Rain mm
-------27364--------
max°C
Max °C
-1-1-1-1-102332-1-10-1-1-100
min°C
Min °C
-2-1-1-1-1-1123-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1
chill°C
WChill°C
-4-5-5-5-6-8-6-6-3-7-8-6-3-6-7-5-7-6
Humid.%958686858292999999859392697680667469
Freezing level (m)150015501650155015501650215022002300195016001650170016501600160014501750
Rainbow freezing level scale
snowy slopeRainbow freezing level
Sunrise-7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56-
Sunset--5:06--5:06--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (5)

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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