Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Friday 26 February 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is excellent. It is forecasted to be fine, apart from morning cloud. The wind in the morning is a Light westerly 10 km/hr increasing to 40km/hr in the afternoon. The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 15 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. No Rain is forecasted. We should have great views especially from the Top of Red Crater   Issued at 7:07am Thursday 25 Feb 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. 

Today - Thursday 25 February 2016

Cloudy periods.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4600 m 4850 m 4900 m 4800 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
30 km/h
West
25 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
10 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  15° C 18° C 15° C 16° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
60 km/h
West
45 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Northwest
5 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  12° C 14° C 11° C 12° C
Issued at 7:07am Thursday 25 Feb 2016

Tomorrow - Friday 26 February 2016

Fine apart from morning cloud.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4950 m 4950 m 4950 m 4850 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  North
10 km/h
Northwest
30 km/h
Northwest
20 km/h
Northwest
30 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  15° C 18° C 14° C 13° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
10 km/h
Northwest
40 km/h
West
50 km/h
Northwest
55 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  8° C 15° C 6° C 5° C
Issued at 7:07am Thursday 25 Feb 2016