Tongariro National Park Forecast
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Tongariro National Park

Today - Thursday 27 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
fine

Areas of evening low cloud or fog, otherwise a fine day.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3500m3700m3700m3700m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00SW 15km/h0mm5°C
15:00W 15km/h0mm11°C
21:00W 10km/h0mm7°C
03:00N 20km/h0mm5°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00SW 20km/h0mm0°C
15:00W 25km/h0mm3°C
21:00W 20km/h0mm1°C
03:00NW 25km/h0mm-1°C

Tomorrow - Friday 28 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
partly-cloudy

Cloudy periods, but longer afternoon fine spells. Cloud increasing and patchy drizzle developing in the evening, mainly in the north.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:0003:00
3800m3800m3700m3200m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 20km/h0mm4°C
15:00N 30km/h0mm6°C
21:00N 35km/h1mm5°C
03:00N 40km/h3mm5°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 35km/h0mm-1°C
15:00NW 35km/h0mm1°C
21:00N 45km/h1mm-1°C
03:00N 55km/h3mm0°C

Saturday 29 April

Issued at: 7:16am Thursday 27 Apr 2017
windy

Cloudy, with drizzle turning to rain in the afternoon. Gale northwesterlies about the tops for a time in the morning.

Freezing level
09:0015:0021:00
3300m3200m2900m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 35km/h5mm6°C
15:00N 55km/h4mm12°C
21:00NW 35km/h24mm11°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
09:00N 55km/h4mm0°C
15:00N 45km/h4mm2°C
21:00NW 45km/h21mm1°C

Sunday 30 April 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
showers

Rain, turning to showers, then clearing at night, falling as snow above 1900 metres. Strong northwesterlies turning southwest.

Freezing levelLowering to 2200 metres.

Monday 1 May 2017

Issued at: 12:47pm Wednesday 26 Apr 2017
windy

Scattered showers developing, snow down to 1900 metres. Strong or gale southeasterlies.

Freezing levelAbout 2200 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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