Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Saturday 27 February 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is poor, unguided tours of Tongariro based on this forecast are not recommended. There is likely to be cloud and reduced visibility on Tongariro from at least midday onwards. A light 2mm of Rain is forecasted in the 6 hours up to 2pm and increasing after 2pm when some heavy falls are possible. The wind forecast is a Northwesterly Gale 65 km/hr at Red Crater all day. The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 11 degrees Celsius and 10 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. . -Issued at 11:22am Friday 26 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. 

Tomorrow - Saturday 27 February 2016

Cloud increasing. Rain at times from afternoon, some heavy falls possible. Northwesterlies, gale about the tops, easing overnight.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4500 m 4250 m 4550 m 4250 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Northwest
20 km/h
Northwest
20 km/h
North
20 km/h
West
10 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 4 mm 7 mm 2 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 14° C 15° C 16° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
65 km/h
Northwest
65 km/h
North
65 km/h
West
65 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 2 mm 7 mm 2 mm
Wind chill temperature:  3° C 10° C 10° C 11° C
Issued at 11:22am Friday 26 Feb 2016

Sunday 28 February 2016

Rain at times. Westerlies, rising to gale in exposed places in the evening.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4150 m 4250 m 4150 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
10 km/h
West
20 km/h
Southwest
15 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  15° C 19° C 15° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
35 km/h
West
40 km/h
Southwest
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  10° C 16° C 11° C
Issued at 1:52pm Thursday 25 Feb 2016