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Tongariro National Park

Today - Tuesday 24 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Scattered showers with snow to about 1300 metres. Gale southwesterlies.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
2200m2000m1400m1300m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00NW 45km/h18mm1°C
12:00W 35km/h32mm-4°C
18:00W 40km/h2mm-4°C
00:00W 40km/h3mm-7°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 70km/h25mm-6°C
12:00W 55km/h39mm-10°C
18:00W 65km/h4mm-12°C
00:00W 70km/h6mm-14°C

Tomorrow - Wednesday 25 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Showers, becoming more frequent and heavier from afternoon. Snow lowering to about 700 metres at night. Gale westerlies, severe in exposed places by evening.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1200m1500m1400m1000m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 45km/h5mm-7°C
12:00W 40km/h4mm-4°C
18:00W 50km/h22mm-6°C
00:00W 65km/h6mm-11°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 65km/h8mm-14°C
12:00W 70km/h7mm-12°C
18:00W 60km/h17mm-12°C
00:00W 70km/h4mm-16°C

Thursday 26 September

Issued at: 8:08pm Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Showers. Snow possible to about 700 metres at first. Severe gale southwesterlies.

Freezing level
06:0012:0018:0000:00
1000m1300m1300m1400m
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (1160m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 60km/h12mm-10°C
12:00SW 80km/h4mm-8°C
18:00W 55km/h2mm-7°C
00:00W 45km/h5mm-6°C
Red Crater (1780m)
TimeWindPrecipitationWind Chill
06:00W 75km/h7mm-17°C
12:00W 85km/h2mm-14°C
18:00W 75km/h2mm-14°C
00:00W 75km/h5mm-13°C

Friday 27 September 2019

Issued at: 11:55am Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

A few showers. Gale southwesterlies, gradually easing.

Freezing levelAbout 1600 metres.

Saturday 28 September 2019

Issued at: 11:55am Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Windy

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Westerlies, gale at times.

Freezing levelRising to 2200 metres early.

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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