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show full reporthide full reportUpdated: 2:51pm Friday 23 Aug 2019 - The snow just keeps falling!! The mountain road is OPEN with a restriction... for 2wd vehicles to fit chains at 14.5km. The Alpine Meadow, Parklane, Wintergarden, Movenpick and Giant are OPEN. Credit to the deicing and Patrol teams for their hard mahi, we now have the Giant chair OPEN!! Winds across the field are forecast to drop away through the morning with cloud and snow flurries to low levels continuing throughout the day. Due to blizzard conditions and the inability to effectively manage hazards the High Noon Express and Nga Wai Heke are CLOSED for the day.

Status
FIELD OPEN
ROAD OPEN
Snow
Updated at
2:51pm Fri 23 Aug
Upper snow base: 250cm
Lower snow base: 90cm
3 Hourly Detailed Computer Generated Forecasts
Rain and Snow Temperatures Wind

Tongariro National Park regional forecast

Windy
23 AUGUST
FRIDAY
Periods of rain, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers this afternoon. Snow to about 1200m. Gale northwesterlies about the summit easing in the afternoon.
Issued at: Noon Friday 23 Aug 2019

Turoa computer-generated forecast
Max-4°COvernight min-8°C
Total snow: 25cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Northwesterly 10 km/h changing southerly 10 km/h early evening.
Freezing level: 1400 metres.
Windy
24 AUGUST
SATURDAY
Fine spells and isolated showers. Southwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places.
Issued at: Noon Friday 23 Aug 2019

Turoa computer-generated forecast
Max-5°COvernight min-6°C
Total snow: 4cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Southerly 40 km/h.
Freezing level: 1300 metres.
Windy
25 AUGUST
SUNDAY
Occasional showers. Snow showers down to 1600 metres. Gale westerlies.
Issued at: Noon Friday 23 Aug 2019

Turoa computer-generated forecast
Max-2°C
Total snow: 12cm
Total rainfall: 0mm
Wind at top: Westerly 40 km/h.
Windy
26 AUGUST
MONDAY
Rain with snow to 1600 metres, easing to showers. Severe gale westerlies gradually easing to gale southwesterlies.
Freezing level: Lowering to 1600 metres.
Issued at: 1:18pm Fri 23 Aug
Few showers
27 AUGUST
TUESDAY
Showers about southwestern slopes at first, then becoming fine. Gale southwesterlies easing.
Freezing level: Lowering to 1300 metres.
Issued at: 1:18pm Fri 23 Aug

Turoa computer generated extended forecast

Fine
28 AUGUST
WEDNESDAY
Fine with light winds.
Issued at: 7:30am Fri 23 Aug
Rain
29 AUGUST
THURSDAY
Fine to start with then rain. Not much wind.
Issued at: 7:30am Fri 23 Aug

Days 1-5 are mountain region forecasts for Tongariro National Park produced by our team of meteorologists.
Days 6-7 are site-specific forecasts for Turoa ski field which have been automatically generated by MetService's computer weather modeling system and have not been moderated by our team of meteorologists.

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