Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Friday 25 March 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is good, with cloudy periods and a few showers. At the start of the walk at 9am, the wind is forecasted to be a light south-easterly 10km hour and the temperature will be13 degrees. At 3pm at red crater, the wind will turn to a light 15km hr wind from the northerly direction, and the temperature remains at 13 degrees with the chance of some drizzle. Tomorrow is a great day to walk the Tongaririo-but make sure you carry a raincoat and some good warm clothes. Issued at 6:47am Thursday 24 Mar 2016

Gear and Clothing

Summer Tongariro trips you will need to bring: Lunch, Water (1-2 liters), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), Sun hat Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Suntan lotion, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat. 

 

Saturday 26 March 2016

Fine spells. A few showers, clearing in the evening.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3300 m 3100 m 3350 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  West
0 km/h
Southwest
10 km/h
East
15 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 2 mm 1 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 15° C 12° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  North
5 km/h
West
5 km/h
Southeast
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 4 mm 3 mm
Wind chill temperature:  6° C 9° C 4° C