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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1625 m altitude issued: 12 pm28 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Whakapapa Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 15.0mm) heaviest on Fri night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Fri afternoon, min -4°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Fri night, light winds from the ESE by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow. Milder later with heavy rain (total 31.0mm) on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Mon morning, min -1°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Mon night, near gales from the NNW by Tue night).
Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1Wednesday 2
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light snow
light rain
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
20 WNW20
30 WNW30
35 W35
25 SW25
15 SW15
15 SE15
25 SSE25
20 SSE20
15 S15
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
10 NNE10
15 NW15
25 NNW25
50 N50
30 W30
35 W35
15 WNW15
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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)265027502450170021001450140019501600175021001700180021502050190021001850
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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