Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Tuesday 1 March 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is good. Cloud during the day increasing, with the potential for a few afternoon and evening showers, but looking like not these may not happen until after we are off the mountain. The wind is forecasted to be 20km hour south-easterlies about the tops, easing to 15km/ hr northerly in the afternoon.

The temperature at the car-park in the morning will be 11 degrees Celsius and 6 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater, so it will be cool up on top. -Issued at 11:22am Monday 29 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 - Tuesday 1 March 2016

Cloud increasing. A few afternoon and evening showers.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3600 m 3600 m 3400 m 3400 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
10 km/h
North
15 km/h
East
10 km/h
South
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 1 mm 1 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  11° C 13° C 11° C 7° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
20 km/h
North
15 km/h
East
10 km/h
Southeast
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  1° C 6° C 3° C 0° C
Issued at 11:22am Monday 29 Feb 2016

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, mainly afternoon and evening.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3300 m 3300 m 3300 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
35 km/h
Southeast
25 km/h
Southeast
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  10° C 15° C 10° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  Southeast
35 km/h
Southeast
25 km/h
Southeast
35 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  0° C 11° C -1° C