Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Sunday 28 February 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is below average. Walkers need to be well equipped with warm and waterproof clothes. There is likely to be cloud and reduced visibility on Tongariro for most of the day. There is a band of heavy rain, which is currently forecasted to push slightly north of Tongariro, just missing us.

The Tongariro forecast is for rain at times during the day with 35 km/hr westerlies, increasing to 45km/hr in the afternoon. 

5mm of Rain is forecasted in the 6 hours up to 3pm . The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 16 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. -Issued at 7:18am Saturday 27 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 - Sunday 28 February 2016

Rain at times. Westerlies, rising to gale overnight about the tops.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4350 m 4250 m 4150 m 4150 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
15 km/h
West
20 km/h
West
10 km/h
West
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  2 mm 5 mm 1 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  16° C 19° C 14° C 13° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Northwest
35 km/h
West
45 km/h
West
40 km/h
West
65 km/h
Precipitation amount:  2 mm 5 mm 1 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 15° C 10° C 5° C
Issued at 7:18am Saturday 27 Feb 2016

Monday 29 February 2016

Rain at times, possibly heavy, clearing in the evening. Gale westerlies about the tops easing in the morning.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4300 m 3950 m 3850 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  West
30 km/h
Southwest
40 km/h
South
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  1 mm 8 mm 1 mm
Wind chill temperature:  12° C 16° C 11° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
65 km/h
Southwest
55 km/h
South
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 8 mm 1 mm
Wind chill temperature:  4° C 13° C 5° C