Mt Potts electronic weather station (EWS)

Our highest elevation site at 2128 m, Mt Potts is also one our sites very exposed to wind.

Records start in 2009. Snow depth varies wildly from year to year – in most years, very little accumulates due to strong winds, but a large dump in May 2021 during flooding in the Canterbury foothills produced a deep snowpack through the winter.   

Mt Potts SIN site. [NIWA]

Mt Potts EWS snow depth

These plots show the current snow depth relative to historical records of snow depth from the same site.

They are updated weekly from raw data that has not undergone any manual quality assurance / quality control.


Please note:

There is an inherent uncertainty in the measurement of snow depth. These plots show information from a single monitoring point, which may or may not represent conditions in the larger surrounding area. The information contained in these plots is provided "as is". The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited (NIWA) makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the snow depth data presented in the plots. There may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in the plots. Any reliance on or other use of the data by a party is entirely at that party’s own risk. NIWA accepts no liability to any party for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, consequential or otherwise, arising from any party’s reliance on or use of the data.



Hydrological Forecasting Scientist
Environmental Monitoring Technician