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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1962 m altitude issued: 12 pm27 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Whakapapa Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 14.0mm) heaviest on Fri night, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Fri afternoon, min -5°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Fri night, calm by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue afternoon, min -4°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, gales from the NNW by Tue afternoon).
Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1
light snow
rain showers
snow showers
light rain
rain showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Wind (km/h)
20 W20
25 W25
20 W20
20 W20
35 WNW35
45 WNW45
35 WSW35
20 SW20
5 ESE5
25 S25
30 SSE30
25 SSE25
5 SSE5
10 SW10
15 NW15
35 NNW35
60 NNW60
40 W40
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Snow map
T nz snow sum27.cc23
T nz snow sum28.cc23
T nz snow sum29.cc23
T nz snow sum30.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)230026002750260026502500170019501500135017001150160016501550160019001700
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 1962 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.

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