Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Monday, August 21, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 24th August.

A trough of low pressure is moving eastwards off New Zealand.   Main centre is near the Chatham Islands with three smaller centres east and west of Northland and northwest of Cape Reinga, each associated with small fronts.   A large anticyclone lies along the NSW coast and extends a ridge of high pressure southeastwards onto Southland.   This anticyclone should cover New Zealand by later tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for some scattered cloud this morning, then clearing to a fine afternoon.    Cloud should increase again tonight.   Light winds, south to southeasterly predominating.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 10.4 degrees.  Kinloch 12.2 degrees.   Wanaka 9.2 degrees.   Arrowtown 10.3 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light andf variable.    At 2000 metres southeast 30 kph.   Freezing level 1200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 11 degrees.   For Wanaka and Glenorchy 10 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 12 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow and Wednesday fine apart from morning low cloud soon clearing.   Light westerlies tomorrow,  light northwesterlies on Wednesday.   
 
Thursday increasing high cloud during the day.   Rain developing about the western ranges by evening and a few scattered falls elsewhere at night.   Northwesterlies freshening.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 23rd August.

A large trough of low pressure is crossing New Zealand and moving off to the east.  One low centre lies off Taranaki while the main centre lies southeast of the Wairarapa.     Fronts lie over Auckland and the south of the North Island.   A southeasterly airstream flows onto the east coast of the South Island.   A large anticyclone lies over southeastern Australia and extends a ridge of high pressure southeastwards to the south of the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies but mostly dry although a few isolated showers are possible.    Light winds between northeast and southeast.    Moderate temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 13.4 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Wanaka 13.6 degrees.   Arrowtown 12.8 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southeast 20 kph dying out overnight.    At 2000 metres southeast 30 kph.   Freezing level 1400 metres, lowering to 1200 metres at night.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Wanaka 13 degrees.  For Cromwell and Alexandra 14 degrees.
 
Tomorrow a little scattered morning rain with snow lowering to 800 metres.   Becoming fine in the afternoon.   Light winds.
 
Tuesday and Wednesday fine weather with light winds although light northerlies developing on Wednesday with high cloud increasing.
 
 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Forecat for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 22nd August.

A large, complex depression covers New Zealand with small centres west of Fiordland, in the central Tasman Sea and west of Auckland.    The centre west of Auckland is the main centre and should cross the North Island today.   Several fronts lie over the country, particularly the North Island where rain should move down from the north.   As the main centre moves to the east of the North Island, southeasterlies will prevail up the east coast of the South Island.   A large anticyclone will develop over southeastern Australia tomorrow and extend a ridge of high pressure southeast of the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mainly fine weather apart from areas of mainly low cloud or fog first thing this morning and again this evening.   Light to moderate northerly winds.  Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.8 degrees.  Kinloch 8.6 degrees.   Wanaka 12.7 degrees.   Arrowtown 11.4 degrees.      Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northerly 40 kph, becoming light in the evening. At 2000 metres northerly 50 kph, easing to 30 kph in the morning, turning easterly 30 kph in the evening.  Freezing level 1300 metres, rising to 1700 metres in the afternoon.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 11 degrees.   For Wanaka 12 degrees.  For Cromwell and Alexandra 13 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy with a few showers falling as snow down to 700 metres at night.   Moderate southeasterly winds dying away.
 
Monday cloudy with a little scattered rain, clearing during the morning.   Light winds.
 
Tuesday a fine, sunny day although with high cloud spreading in later in the day..   Light winds.