Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Friday 30th October – Friday 6th November. 
Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

Friday 30 October

Not cold. Cloudy in the morning with light rain in the afternoon. Moderate wind. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.
Wind: W 25 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 4°C
Freezing Level: 2900m.

Saturday 31 October

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Not cold. Cloudy, rain increasing during the day with very strong winds. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.
Wind: N 70 km/hr
Precipitation: 4 mm
Temp: -3°C
Freeze Level: 2900m.

Sunday 1 November

Not cold. Cloudy clearing, rain clearing during the day with very strong winds easing. Avalanche risk moderate above 1800m.
Wind: W 20 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: -1°C
Freeze Level: 3300m.

Monday 2 November

Cool, freezing level below 2700m. Cloudy, maybe rain in the afternoon with light winds. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

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

Tuesday 3 November

Not cold, freezing level below 3000m. Cloudy, maybe rain in the afternoon. Moderate Northerly winds. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m

Wednesday 4 November

Not cold, freezing level below 3000m. Cloudy, maybe rain all day, moderate Northerly winds. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Thursday 5 November

Not cold, freezing level below 3000m. Cloudy, maybe light rain all day, moderate North Westerly winds. Avalanche risk possibly low below 2300m.

Friday 6 November

Tonariro Alpine Crossing weather rating poor

Could be a tropical storm sliding down the east coast, North Easterly winds, and rain increasing during the 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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