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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1625 m altitude issued: 6 pm08 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Whakapapa Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 30.0mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 1°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Thu night, strong winds from the WSW by Sun morning).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Mild with moderate rain (total 19.0mm) on Mon morning, Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Wed morning, min 0°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Mon night, light winds from the SSE by Wed morning).
ThuFriday 9Saturday 10Sunday 11Monday 12Tuesday 13Wed
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
moderate rain
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
light snow
light snow
light rain
light snow
Wind (km/h)
15 N15
10 NNE10
10 N10
15 N15
35 N35
45 N45
45 NNW45
40 WNW40
50 WSW50
45 WSW45
35 W35
50 W50
45 W45
55 WSW55
40 WSW40
40 WSW40
25 WSW25
10 SSE10
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)335033003400350038504250355021501900295022502300230016501850215018502100
Whakapapa freezing level scale
snowy slopeWhakapapa freezing level

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

The above table gives the weather forecast for Whakapapa at the specific elevation of 1625 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Whakapapa. 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 Whakapapa

Brams from New Zealand writes:

Where do all these negative people come from? Auckland? It is amazing how dependent humans have become on the services provided by others. Once upon a time, before whinging was invented, there were no staff or facilities and our great forefathers Roy Turner and the rest never complained about walking and hiking everywhere and skied whenever the conditions allowed. These days with all of the forecasting technology and lifts and t-bars you have no right to blame bad weather or facilities for ruining your trip! On the other hand is the staff and the services which cannot be easy when you're dealing with a disgruntled bunch of pussies who sound like they have no idea about the true meaning of being in such an amazing alpine locale! Go down south all you haters, if I hear anyone complaining or being negative on my Maunga from now on I will personally escort you off the mountain so keep your disgruntled opinions to yourself and the complaints process! Stop ruining it for the rest of us and stay home or go somewhere else next time.
There's my negativity; take what you will from it but remember how lucky we are to even have a ski field at all. Kind regards, Jesse Bramley.

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