Whakapapa Ski Field
Today's Forecast
↑28° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↑13% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.03 to 1.6 inches
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 13th
↑39° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↑6% / ↓45%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming NW 52 to 64 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 80 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 14th
↑37° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑15% / ↓100%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.68 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.6 inches
Winds NW 41 to 53 mph through the morning becoming W 42 to 54 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 60 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 15th
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑30% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.8 inches
Winds W 30 to 42 mph through the morning shifting to W 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 16th
↑36° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↑44% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.1 inches
Winds NW 24 to 36 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 17th
↑33° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑69% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.1 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 @ 04:10
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential3"
Comments
Snow surface is variable conditions

  • 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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Location
  • Country: New Zealand
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World Extended Outlook - S. Hemisphere updated!
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

Tuesday
↑30° / ↓25°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph.

PM

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↑30° / ↓25°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓36°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 50 to 62 mph with gusts up to 78 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Thursday
↑38° / ↓28°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓32°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

PM

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↑32° / ↓28°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of showers and snow in the afternoon, snow in the 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 0.15 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 42 to 54 mph with gusts up to 68 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓24°
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 32 mph.

PM

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↑33° / ↓26°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 31 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Saturday
↑38° / ↓32°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

PM

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↑38° / ↓33°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace amount into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Sunday
↑35° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑34° / ↓33°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑35° / ↓34°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 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

Tuesday
↑40° / ↓32°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓34°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, showers in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Wednesday
↑43° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑40° / ↓35°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph.

PM

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↑43° / ↓38°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Thursday
↑44° / ↓36°
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AM

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↑43° / ↓39°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 43 mph.

PM

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↑44° / ↓36°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 51 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Friday
↑41° / ↓34°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 31 mph.

PM

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↑41° / ↓37°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Saturday
↑44° / ↓38°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓38°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 31 mph.

PM

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↑44° / ↓41°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Sunday
↑46° / ↓41°
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AM

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↑44° / ↓41°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑46° / ↓42°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 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 Temperature44°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature43°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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