Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Friday 16th – Friday 23rd October. 
As at Thursday 15th October. Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

Friday 16 October

A fine day, cool to start and warming in the afternoon. Moderate southeast breeze easing. Avalanche risk will possibly be considerable.
Wind: SE 20 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: -6°C
Freezing Level: 1500m.

Saturday 17 October

A fine start, then cloudy periods from late morning. Moderate north-westerly breezes easing. Avalanche risk will possibly be moderate.
Wind: NW 20 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: -3°C
Freeze Level: 2000m.

Sunday 18 October

A fine start, then cloudy periods from late morning. Moderate north-westerly breezes easing. Avalanche risk will possibly be moderate.

Monday 19 October

Strong north westerly wind and heavy rain developing during the day. Avalanche risk will possibly be low.

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

Tuesday 20 October

Strong north-westerly wind. It will be cool with rain most of the day and possibly snow. The Avalanche risk will possibly be low.

Wednesday 21 October

A cool day with light south-easterly breezes. There may be cloud and light drizzle in the afternoon. The avalanche risk is likely to be low.

Thursday 22 October

Calm and could be clear skies with a dusting of snow. The avalanche risk will possibly be moderate.

Friday 23 October

Calm and could be clear. The avalanche risk will possibly be low.

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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