Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Tuesday 22nd – Monday 28th September. 
As as Monday 21st September. Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

Photos from Sunday 20th September on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. “Epic winter crossing with Adrift Tongariro yesterday. All communication was efficient. Our guides were Kenny and Hiro who were amazing. Very passionate and knowledgeable. We felt very safe in their capable hands. Thank you very much for a great days hike on the mountain.” – Caroline Webbon

Tuesday 22 September

Northwesterly winds strengthening during the day with cloud. Avalanche risk is likely low across all of the mountain.
Wind: NW 30 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: -7°C
Freezing Level: 7500m.

Wednesday 23 September

Very strong northwesterly winds strengthening during the day with cloud and rain. Avalanche risk is likely low across all of the mountain.

Wind: NW 75 km/hr
Precipitation: 3 mm
Temp: -8°C
Freeze Level: 3200m.

Thursday 24 September

Strong westerly winds and rain all day, maybe snow above 2000m. Avalanche risk possibly moderate above 2300m.

Friday 25 September

Early morning is looking ok, but deteriorating rapidly to cloud an rain, maybe snow above 2000m. Avalanche risk possibly considerable above 2300m.

Saturday 26 September

Light westerly winds turning northerly. Avalanche risk possibly considerable above 2300m.

Sunday 27 September

Gale force winds and rain may turn to snow late avo. Do we need to say anymore! Avalanche risk possibly considerable above 2300m.

Monday 28 September

Gale-force winds and possibly snow. Avalanche risk possibly considerable above 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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