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Whakapapa Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Whakapapa at 1962 m altitude issued: 11 am27 Apr 2017 (local time)
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Whakapapa Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 51.0mm), heaviest during Sat night. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Fri afternoon, min 4°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the NNW by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Whakapapa Weather Summary:

Mild with heavy rain (total 102.0mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Becoming colder with a moderate fall of snow heaviest on Tue morning. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.
Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 1Tuesday 2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
moderate snow
heavy rain
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
15 W15
15 W15
20 NW20
30 NNW30
30 NW30
40 NNW40
30 NW30
30 NNW30
45 N45
30 NNW30
25 NNW25
5 ESE5
20 ESE20
10 SE10
20 E20
15 SE15
25 SSE25
20 S20
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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
T nz snow sum01.cc23
T nz snow sum02.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)340035503650370037003550330033503300320032003000270026002450235023502450
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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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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.