Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Friday 13th – Friday 20th November. 
Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

Friday 13 November

Mainly fine and warm. Wind may increase to moderate later in the afternoon. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.
Wind: NW 20 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 6°C
Freezing Level: 3400m.

Saturday 14 November

Warm with cloudy patches. Wind may be moderately strong. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.
Wind: NW 30 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 2°C
Freeze Level: 3300m.

Sunday 15 November

Warm with a freezing level above 3000m. May have some heat clouds and rain in the afternoon with a moderate westerly wind. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.

Monday 16 November

Warm. Freezing level above 3000m. May have some heat clouds and rain in the afternoon with a light westerly wind. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

The long-range forecast below is most likely to change somewhat.

Tuesday 17 November

Cool. Freezing level above 2500m. May have some heat clouds and rain in the afternoon with a moderate south-westerly wind. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Wednesday 18 November

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Cold. Freezing level above 2000m. Cloudy all day and rain in the afternoon with a moderate south westerly wind. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Thursday 19 November

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Cold. Freezing level above 2000m. Cloudy and rain all day easing in the afternoon with a strong south-westerly wind. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Friday 20 November

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Cold. Freezing level above 2000m. Cloudy and rain all day easing in the afternoon with a strong south-westerly wind. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Track and weather conditions.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is in winter snow conditions, which should last until mid October. Weather conditions in all New Zealand mountains are very changeable. Be prepared to experience low visibility, high winds and rain. The weather variability means you MUST HAVE good outdoor clothing and an understanding of what the weather will be like on the day in front of you. Our guides are fully experienced and qualified to make these decisions for you. Just ask. We have a shop with all the outdoor clothing needs to keep you comfortable and safe.

You are walking on an active volcano with the safest possible alert level of zero. However volcanoes can erupt at anytime without notice. Volcanic experts say that hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is vastly safer on our guided tour than driving a car.

Book a guided tour with Adrift Tongariro. We specialise in guiding those who have little to no hiking experience but have desire and a sense of exploration.

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