Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Monday 7 March 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is excellent but moderately windy. The day will be mainly fine, with some morning and evening cloud about the lower slopes, which hopefully won’t affect us on the walk during the day. The wind is forecasted to be 45km hour southwesterly easing to 25km/hr in the afternoon about the tops. The temperature will be 14 degrees Celsius at the carpark in the morning and 16 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. A perfect day to walk the Tongaririo. -Issued at 9:19am Sunday 6 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. 

Tomorrow - Monday 7 March 2016

Mainly fine, but some morning and evening cloud about the lower slopes.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4200 m 4000 m 3800 m 3900 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
40 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
45 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  14° C 19° C 15° C 13° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
45 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
55 km/h
Southwest
60 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  12° C 16° C 12° C 11° C
Issued at 9:19am Sunday 6 Mar 2016

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Cloudy periods. A few showers developing late evening. Southwesterlies, rising to gale in exposed places at times.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4000 m 3800 m 3900 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
55 km/h
West
50 km/h
West
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  14° C 16° C 12° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
65 km/h
West
55 km/h
West
60 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  10° C 12° C 2° C