Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for tomorrow - Wednesday 9 March 2016

The forecast for tomorrow is very good. The weather is becoming fine in the morning, and it looks like this could happen before we start off for the day. The wind is forecasted to be 50km hour southerly easing to a westerly 20km/hr in the afternoon about the tops. The temperature will be cool at12 degrees Celsius at the car-park in the morning and 13 degrees Celsius at 3 pm at Red Crater. Tomorrow is a great day to walk the Tongaririo, especially as Thursday’s forecast isn’t looking quite so good -Issued at 11:31am Tuesday 8 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 - Wednesday 9 March 2016

Becoming fine in the morning.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
Night
(3am)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  3900 m 4200 m 4400 m 4300 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
(1160 metres)
Wind:  South
30 km/h
Southwest
25 km/h
West
10 km/h
Northwest
20 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  12° C 16° C 13° C 11° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  South
50 km/h
West
20 km/h
West
20 km/h
West
50 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Wind chill temperature:  3° C 13° C 6° C 2° C
Issued at 11:31am Tuesday 8 Mar 2016

Thursday 10 March 2016

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers developing in the afternoon or evening. Westerlies rising to gale, possibly severe gale.
    Morning
(9am)
Afternoon
(3pm)
Evening
(9pm)
General Park Conditions Free air freezing level:  4300 m 4300 m 4200 m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre 
(1160 metres)
Wind:  West
40 km/h
West
50 km/h
West
50 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 4 mm
Wind chill temperature:  6° C 13° C 13° C
Red Crater 
(1780 metres)
Wind:  West
55 km/h
West
75 km/h
West
80 km/h
Precipitation amount:  0 mm 0 mm 2 mm
Wind chill temperature:  0° C 4° C 4° C