Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Sunday 6 March 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is excellent. Mainly fine, with the possibility of some morning and evening cloud, which hopefully won’t affect us on the walk during the day. The wind is forecasted to be 20km hour southwesterly about the tops, The temperature is relatively warm. At the car-park in the morning it will be 14 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. A perfect day to walk the Tongaririo. -Issued at 7:10am Saturday 5 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 - Sunday 6 March 2016

Mainly fine, but some morning and evening cloud.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4000 m 4000 m 4000 m 3900 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
Southwest
20 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  14° C 18° C 15° C 14° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
15 km/h
Southwest
20 km/h
Southwest
20 km/h
Southwest
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 15° C 11° C 11° C
Issued at 7:10am Saturday 5 Mar 2016

Monday 7 March 2016

Mainly fine, but some morning and evening cloud.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3800 m 3900 m 4000 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
Southwest
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  15° C 19° C 14° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
35 km/h
West
40 km/h
Southwest
55 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  12° C 16° C 11° C