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Tongariro National Park

Today - Thursday 17 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
windy

Low cloud and a few showers for most of the day,but turning to rain for a time in the afternoon, with snow to 2000 metres. Northwesterlies rising to gale or severe gale for a time.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1700m2300m2400m2600m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 45km/h1mm-2°C
12:00N 45km/h5mm-1°C
18:00N 35km/h23mm2°C
00:00W 15km/h2mm1°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00N 40km/h1mm-8°C
12:00N 45km/h4mm-7°C
18:00NW 40km/h21mm-4°C
00:00W 20km/h2mm-5°C

Tomorrow - Friday 18 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
few-showers

Low cloud morning and night, but fine spells during the day. Also a few showers developing evening, falling as snow to 2000 metres.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2400m2200m2300m1800m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 10km/h0mm4°C
12:00N 10km/h0mm7°C
18:00NE 20km/h0mm3°C
00:00NE 20km/h0mm-1°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 10km/h0mm-2°C
12:00N 10km/h0mm1°C
18:00NE 15km/h0mm-1°C
00:00NE 20km/h0mm-7°C

Saturday 19 August

Issued at: 11:39am Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

A few showers turning to rain for a time afternoon and early evening. Snow lowering to 1500 metres evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1800m1900m1900m1800m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 25km/h1mm-1°C
12:00NE 30km/h2mm1°C
18:00N 20km/h13mm1°C
00:00W 30km/h6mm-1°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NE 15km/h0mm-6°C
12:00NE 25km/h3mm-5°C
18:00N 20km/h12mm-4°C
00:00W 30km/h8mm-6°C

Sunday 20 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
showers

Showers, falling as snow down to 1400 metres, easing at night. Strong northerlies turn westerly, then ease.

Freezing levelLowering to 1500 metres.

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at: 1:20pm Thursday 17 Aug 2017
few-showers

Showers gradually easing, with snow to 1100 metres at first. Light winds, late southeasterly.

Freezing level1400 metres.

Note

  1. At altitudes above the free air freezing level, precipitation falls as snow and quantity is approximately ten times the water equivalent. That is, 1 mm rain corresponds to about 1 cm snow.
  2. However, the distance to which snow falls below the free air freezing level can vary between a few tens of metres and about 1000 metres, depending upon certain weather conditions. This snow level will be indicated in the worded part of the forecast.
  3. Indication of severe gale may be found in the spot forecasts and/or the worded forecasts.
  4. The precipitation amount is for the 6 hours up to the hour, i.e. at 3pm it will be the total accumulation from 9am until 3pm.

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