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Rainbow Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Rainbow at 1760 m altitude issued: 12 pm05 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Rainbow Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 25.0mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Tue morning, min 4°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Mon morning, strong winds from the NNW by Wed morning).

Days 4-6 Rainbow Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 11.0mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 0°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the NNW by Fri night).
Monday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
5 N5
10 NNW10
15 WNW15
20 W20
20 W20
15 WNW15
35 NW35
40 NNW40
20 NNE20
10 SSE10
0 SW0
0 NNW0
15 NNE15
20 N20
35 N35
40 NNW40
30 WNW30
20 WSW20
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)270030503600370036503500335028503250315030503300375040004050350029502050
Rainbow freezing level scale
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Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

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.