Mount Philistine meteorological station
NIWA has established a network of 11 high elevation meteorological stations aiming to gather information about the amount, extent, seasonal nature and long-term change to snow and ice in alpine regions of New Zealand. Each site was selected to represent a specific weather pattern in New Zealand. This information is essential to understand, predict, and manage the resource and hazards associated with each location.
The Mount Philistine meteorological station is at 1655m elevation in the Main Divide near Arthurs Pass and Rolleston Glacier. It is a high precipitation area and snow records here start from 2010.