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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1625 m altitude issued: 12 am02 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Whakapapa Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 34.0mm), heaviest during Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sun afternoon, min 1°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Sun morning, light winds from the WNW by Tue morning).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Mild with heavy rain (total 46.0mm), heaviest during Tue night. Becoming colder with a moderate fall of snow heaviest on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Thu afternoon, min 0°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Wed morning, light winds from the SW by Fri morning).
SatSunday 2Monday 3Tuesday 4Wednesday 5Thursday 6Fri
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
moderate snow
light snow
light rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
moderate snow
light snow
light rain
Wind (km/h)
40 N40
45 N45
30 NW30
20 NW20
20 NW20
25 NW25
20 WSW20
10 WNW10
30 WNW30
40 NW40
50 W50
45 W45
45 NW45
45 NNW45
40 N40
25 WNW25
10 SW10
25 SSE25
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)260026002600230022002300220025002650250019002200250023502350180017502000
Whakapapa freezing level scale
snowy slopeWhakapapa freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (3)

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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