Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Thursday 25 February 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is excellent. It is forecasted to be fine, apart from morning cloud. The wind is a strong southwesterly 50 km/hr easing to 35km/hr in the afternoon. The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 13 degrees Celsius warming to 16 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. No Rain is forecasted. We should have great views especially from the Top of Red Crater   -Issued at 11:20am Wednesday 24 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 - Thursday 25 February 2016

Fine, apart from morning cloud.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4700 m 4800 m 4800 m 4800 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
25 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
Southwest
35 km/h
Southwest
15 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  13° C 19° C 15° C 17° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southwest
50 km/h
Southwest
35 km/h
Southwest
30 km/h
West
10 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  10° C 16° C 12° C 13° C
Issued at 11:20am Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

Friday 26 February 2016

Fine apart from morning cloud. Gale northwesterlies developing in exposed places in the evening.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4900 m 4900 m 4800 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  West
5 km/h
Northwest
30 km/h
West
50 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  17° C 20° C 15° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
10 km/h
Northwest
40 km/h
West
60 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  13° C 16° C 11° C
Issued at 12:50pm Tuesday 23 Feb 2016