Whakapapa Ski Field
Today's Forecast
↑32° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↑7% / ↓44%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds S 23 to 35 mph through the morning becoming S 24 to 36 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 21st
↑33° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↑8% / ↓43%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds S 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 22nd
↑37° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑4% / ↓38%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 32 to 44 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 23rd
↑35° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑9% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.7 inches
Winds W 42 to 54 mph through the morning shifting to NW 34 to 46 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 68 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 24th
↑32° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↑88% / ↓100%
  • Regional New Snow40"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 6 to 9 inches in the early morning, then another 7 to 10 inches before noon and 11 to 15 inches in the afternoon, then another 10 to 14 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 1.14 to 5.7 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.04 to 2.1 inches
Winds NW 63 to 75 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 94 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 25th
↑18° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↑76% / ↓100%
  • Regional New Snow21"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 12 to 16 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.63 to 3.13 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.03 to 1.6 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Sep @ 04:09
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth51 to 104"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
1in, past 7 days. Snow surface is variable conditions

  • High Lift Elevation7,546ft
  • Base Elevation5,348ft
  • Vertical Drop2,215ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 43
  • Lifts6 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 550 ( 60% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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  • 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

Friday
↑34° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑34° / ↓27°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 27 mph.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Saturday
↑36° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Skies
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph.

PM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Skies
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Sunday
↑39° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

PM

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↑39° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 48 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Monday
↑37° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓27°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 58 mph.

PM

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↑29° / ↓27°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 58 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Tuesday
↑34° / ↓22°
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AM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.5 to 2.5 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 59 to 71 mph with gusts up to 89 mph.

PM

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↑34° / ↓22°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 9 to 13 inches in the afternoon followed by another 9 to 13 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.64 to 3.2 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.03 to 1.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,857ft
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Wednesday
↑20° / ↓18°
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AM

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↑20° / ↓18°
Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 12 to 16 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.56 to 2.8 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑19° / ↓19°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.2 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

Friday
↑39° / ↓34°
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Skies
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph.

PM

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↑39° / ↓34°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Saturday
↑40° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓37°
Skies
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Sunday
↑41° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓39°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑41° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 36 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Monday
↑38° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

PM

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↑38° / ↓36°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Tuesday
↑42° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑42° / ↓38°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.5 to 2.5 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 47 to 59 mph with gusts up to 74 mph.

PM

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↑42° / ↓31°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 4 to 7 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.64 to 3.2 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.03 to 1.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,123ft
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Wednesday
↑30° / ↓28°
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AM

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↑29° / ↓28°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.56 to 2.8 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0.02 to 1.2 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 Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature40°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature40°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature44°
  • Soil Low Temperature41°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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