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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1625 m altitude issued: 12 am17 Jan 2017 (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 Thu morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Tue morning, near gales from the NW by Wed night).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 44.0mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 11°C on Sat morning, min -1°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Fri night, gales from the N by Sun morning).
MonTuesday 17Wednesday 18Thursday 19Friday 20Saturday 21Sun
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
heavy rain
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
25 WSW25
20 SW20
25 WSW25
25 W25
25 W25
25 WNW25
40 NW40
60 NW60
50 W50
30 W30
25 WSW25
30 WSW30
5 W5
15 NNW15
25 NNW25
55 N55
70 N70
60 NW60
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Snow map
T nz snow sum17.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)370036003650375037503900395035502600200020002400295032003000360038003800
Whakapapa freezing level scale
snowy slopeWhakapapa freezing level

Other resorts in New Zealand are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (1)

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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The Whakapapa skiing weather widget below is available to embed on external websites free of charge. It provides a daily summary of our Whakapapa 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.