New Zealand Mountan Safety Council Avalanche Center
homeNew Zealand Avalanche ForecastsEducationResourcesDonateAbout usContact us

Tongariro

Tongariro YouTube Channel

link arrowYouTube Channel

Be kept in the loop:
Email Sign up
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Join
MetService Getting the goods on the weather forecast is never easy. Get your mountain weather forecast right now!
Link ArrowMet Service
Issued at 25/10/2014 2:47pm. Valid till 26/10/2014 6pm

Tongariro

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
Report TutorialPrint Reporthear report

Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The danger has decreased to LOW. Areas of windslab formed on North Westerly half facing slopes above 2000m over Friday. These were initially showing a sensitive weakness, however warmth from the sun has helped this weakness gain strength to the point where human triggering is now unlikely. As always though, make sure you are carrying the correct rescue equipment and make well informed decisions.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new avalanche activity.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Areas of windslab up to 30cm deep can be found in North Westerly half facing slopes above 2000m. These are quite patchy and seem to be located more around the South Western flanks of Ruapehu. Its melt freeze spring like conditions for the rest of the region.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Cloudy for Sunday with some drizzle in the West. Moderate Westerly winds and a freezing level starting out at 1900m and rising to 2500m over the day.


MetService
For more information go to: http://www.metservice.com/mountain/index

Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Expect icy conditions on windward slopes and exposed ridges.

Forecast by Ryan Leong

Mountain Safety Council
Avalanche Forecast Regions:
Mountain Safety Council managed websites
Mountainf Safety Council websiteAdventure Smart websiteNew Zealand Avalanche CenterNational Incedent Database website