Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Friday 23rd – Friday 30th October. 
As at Thursday 22nd October. Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

Friday 23 October

Warm, light northwesterly winds, maybe heat cloud bursts in the afternoon. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.
Wind: NW 25 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 3°C
Freezing Level: 2800m.

Saturday 24 October

Warm, light northwesterly winds strengthening, maybe heat cloud bursts in the afternoon. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.
Wind: N 10 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 2°C
Freeze Level: 3000m.

Sunday 25 October

Warm, moderate northwesterly winds, maybe heat cloud bursts in the afternoon. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.
Wind: NW 20 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 2°C
Freeze Level: 2900m.

Monday 26 October

Warm, light northwesterly winds, maybe heat cloud bursts in the afternoon. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

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

Tuesday 27 October

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Cool, moderate Northwesterly winds, heavy rain all day. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Wednesday 28 October

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Cool, moderate North easterly winds, heavy rain all day. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Thursday 29 October

Cool, moderate Northwesterly winds, heavy rain all day. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Friday 30 October

Cool, moderate Northwesterly winds, heavy rain all day. 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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