Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Monday 29 February 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is average. Walkers need to be well equipped with warm and waterproof clothes. The forecast is for Rain, possibly heavy at first, clearing towards evening. 35km hour westerlies about the tops, easing to 25km/ hr in the afternoon. The forecast is for heavy rain and reduced visibility on Tongariro for most of the day.

The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 15 degrees Celsius and 11 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. -Issued at 7:33am Sunday 28 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. 

Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow  - Monday 29 February 2016

 

Tomorrow - Monday 29 February 2016

Rain, possibly heavy at first, clearing towards evening. Gale westerlies about the tops, easing early morning.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4000 m 3800 m 3900 m 3800 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  West
30 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Southeast
25 km/h
Southeast
25 km/h
Precipitation amount:  30 mm 13 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  15° C 15° C 14° C 10° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
35 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Southeast
25 km/h
Southeast
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  21 mm 11 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  10° C 11° C 5° C 0° C
Issued at 7:33am Sunday 28 Feb 2016

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Cloud increasing. A few afternoon and evening showers.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3700 m 3600 m 3550 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
10 km/h
Northwest
10 km/h
East
15 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 1 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 13° C 11° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
20 km/h
Northeast
10 km/h
East
10 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 1 mm 1 mm
Wind chill temperature:  2° C 6° C 3° C