Ruapehu
Weather Forecast, New Zealand

 

Days 0-3 Ruapehu Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 24mm) on Wed night. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Tue morning, min 1°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Wed night, light winds from the W by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Ruapehu Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow heaviest on Fri afternoon. Turning milder with heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Sat morning, min -1°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sat morning, calm by Sat night).

AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Wind km/h
20 W20
25 WNW25
35 W35
35 W35
30 W30
35 WNW35
20 NW20
20 WNW20
10 WSW10
25 SW25
15 W15
40 NW40
65 WNW65
50 WNW50
20 W20
5 W5
20 SW20
10 SW10
clear clear clear some clouds heavy rain heavy snow snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow mod. rain risk tstorm rain shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - 11 13 - - - - - - 10 12 3 - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - 22 1 3 1 1 3 2 - - - 2 3 2
High °C
6 6 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 3 0 0 -1
Low °C
6 5 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 -1
Chill °C
2 2 -1 -3 -4 -5 -4 -4 -2 -5 -3 -6 -3 -3 -2 0 -5 -5
Freezing level m
3850 3650 3600 3400 3250 3000 3000 2900 2900 3000 3000 3050 3300 3450 3150 2750 2750 2700
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop
66432211111244300-111117766665776888554171812131212131211141311131413111210
Sunrise
5:46 - - 5:46 - - 5:46 - - 5:47 - - 5:47 - - 5:48 - -
Sunset
- 8:40 - - 8:42 - - 8:43 - - 8:43 - - 8:44 - - 8:44 -

Issued local time.

This table gives the weather forecast for Ruapehu at the specific elevation of 2796 m. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of Ruapehu. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider overview of the weather, consult the Weather Map of New Zealand.

Live conditions reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather StationTemp.WeatherWind
Cloud
Visibility
Cloud / Visibility
Waiouru Aero Aws
19 km SSE
820m alt.
2 hours ago
10.9° C
No report.
2
Calm
(2 kph at 180).
Conway- Ohakune
20 km SSW
620m alt.
1 hour ago
-
0
Calm
(0 kph at 0).
Taupo
76 km NE
401m alt.
2 hours ago
13.8° C
No report.
6
Light winds from the NNE
(6 kph at 30).
20 km
Taupo- Waipahihi
78 km NE
380m alt.
58 minutes ago
23.4° C
Dry
0
Calm
(0 kph at 90).
Aramoho
78 km S
0m alt.
56 minutes ago
18.8° C
Dry
0
Calm
(0 kph at 0).

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Ruapehu and within an acceptable time window.

Ruapehu Photos