Whakapapa Ski Field
Today's Forecast
↑32° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↑63% / ↓100%
  • Regional New Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.48 to 2.4 inches
Winds 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming NE 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑35° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↑50% / ↓83%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.19 to 0.93 inches
Winds E 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to E 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑40° ↓36°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓78%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SE 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑39° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑24% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds SW 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to SW 36 to 48 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 60 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑42° ↓36°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑7% / ↓86%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds SW 21 to 33 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑40° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↑35% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update24 Oct @ 03:10
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential6"
Comments
None Reported

  • High Lift Elevation7,546ft
  • Base Elevation5,348ft
  • Vertical Drop2,215ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 43
  • Lifts0 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 550 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Updated for Friday July 06, 2018

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NEW ZEALAND LONGER RANGE FORECAST - 13th - 20th or so of July looks to be mostly dominated by high pressure ridging and fair weather, or some clouds at times with light snow, but this is occasional, with fair weather more frequent in this time period, not much snow is expected yet. CM

CHILE/ ARGENTINA - Perspectiva General (Overview) - Wednesday and Thursday look ....
Friday through Sunday - ...

LONGER RANGE FORECAST (South America) - Mid-May and through the rest of the month, we are expecting the more dominant pattern to be unsettled, with colder storms affecting the region as the jet stream moves further north. Ski areas to the south of Santiago will see more frequent snowfall through this period. Either way winter is here and more frequent snowstorms are on the way! CM

 

Mountain Summit Forecast

Monday
↑35° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.46 to 2.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

PM

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↑37° / ↓33°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon, then another trace amount later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Wednesday
↑42° / ↓38°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓38°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

PM

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↑42° / ↓39°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Thursday
↑41° / ↓37°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓39°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓37°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Friday
↑44° / ↓38°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓38°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph.

PM

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↑44° / ↓40°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Saturday
↑42° / ↓36°
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AM

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↑42° / ↓39°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑37° / ↓36°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Monday
↑41° / ↓40°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.46 to 2.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

PM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Tuesday
↑45° / ↓41°
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AM

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↑43° / ↓41°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑45° / ↓43°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Wednesday
↑50° / ↓45°
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AM

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↑48° / ↓45°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph.

PM

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↑50° / ↓46°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Thursday
↑48° / ↓45°
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AM

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↑48° / ↓46°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑48° / ↓45°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Friday
↑46° / ↓44°
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AM

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↑46° / ↓44°
Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

PM

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↑46° / ↓44°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Saturday
↑47° / ↓45°
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AM

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↑46° / ↓45°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑47° / ↓45°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature46°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature44°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature51°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature52°
  • Soil Low Temperature47°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature51°
  • Soil Low Temperature50°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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