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Issued at 29/08/2014 3:29pm. Valid till 30/08/2014 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
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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
10am - 3pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Once again, the danger will remain low for Saturday. Loose wet avalanches may become a possibility on steep sun effected slopes during the middle of the day, but the chance of triggering something is low. It has been a long stretch of fine weather, with a low danger rating, but by the looks of the forecast this may change heading into next week. Make the most of it for Saturday - but as always, make sure you are carrying the correct equipment for safe backcountry travel.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack remains strong and stable. The melt freeze cycle continues - things are firm and frozen in the mornings, then softening as the sun hits the slopes over the day. A layer of faceted snow continues to develop near the surface on steep shady (cold) slopes above 2000m.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
We might just squeeze another fine day in before the weather turns at the end of the week. Expect increasing cloudy periods towards the afternoon with moderate winds from the North East.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Expect icy conditions in the mornings.

Forecast by Ryan Leong

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