Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 3rd May

A trough of low pressure covers New Zealand with main centre east of Banks Peninsula.   Two fronts lie over the upper North Island while a weak cold front lies over the Cook Strait region.   Two further fronts lie over Mid Canterbury and Otago while a cold southerly airstream behind the second front is moving onto the lower South Island.    A large anticyclone covers southeastern Australia and is extending a broad ridge of high pressure to the south of the South Island.   A further cold front with cold southerlies is expected to move onto the lower South Island on Wednesday.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for overcast skies with showers this morning and a few snow flurries above 800 metres.   Fresh southerly winds.   Showers clearing this afternoon and southerlies dying away with light frosts likely tonight.      Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 15.7 degrees.   Wanaka 16.7 degrees.   Kinloch 18.4 degrees.   Arrowtown 15.0 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 40 kph changing southerly 50 kph.   At 2000 metres northwest 50 kph changing southerly 60 kph.   Freezing level 1400 metres, steadily lowering to 800 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 13 degrees.   For Glenorchy, Wanaka and Cromwell 14 degrees.   For Alexandra 15 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Tuesday fine and clear after a light morning frosts.   Light winds and further frosts each night.
 
Wednesday becoming cloudy with scattered rain, more widespread and heavy about the western ranges.  Strong northwesterlies easing and changing strong southwesterlies.
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 2nd May.

An anticyclone lies to the northeast of the North Island while a trough of low pressure covers the North Island.   A weak front lies over Northland and another front lies over the Manawatu and the Wairarapa. Unsettled conditions with rain will prevail over much of the North Island and northern parts of the South Island.   A depression north of the Tasman Sea is moving southeastwards and will cross the North Island tomorrow while a cold southerly airstream will spread over the South Island.   A further anticyclone will develop east of Bass Strait.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies with rain about the western ranges from this morning and a few spots developing elsewhere this afternoon.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.7 degrees.   Wanaka 20.3 degrees.   Kinloch 22.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 19.0 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph.   At 2000 metres northwest 60 kph.    Freezing level 3000 metres lowering to 2200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Cromwell 16 degrees.   For Wanaka and Glenorchy 17 degrees.   For Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow showers clearing in the evening with fresh to strong northwest winds changing fresh, cold southwesterlies, then dying out with frosts likely at night.
 
Monday fine after a morning frost with light southerlies turning moderate westerlies later in the day.
 
Tuesday fine with increasing high cloud and freshening northwest winds.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 1st May.

An anticyclone lies northeast of East Cape and covers the North Island.   A deep depression lies just south of Puysegur Point and is moving southeastwards.   Several fronts are moving up the west of the South Island in a westerly airstream.     A depression is developing in the north Tasman Sea and should move over the country on Sunday.   A southerly airstream should spread onto the South Island on Sunday, bringing snow to the higher ground.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for rain about the western ranges and a few falls elsewhere this morning, clearing to a fine afternoon.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.5 degrees.   Kinloch 21.2 degrees.   Wanaka 18.1 degrees.   Arrowtown 18.4 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres severe gale northwesterlies 90 kph, easing to westerly 60 kph in the early afternoon and to 40 kph in the evening.    At 2000 metres severe gale northwesterlies 110 kph, easing to gale westerlies 70 kph early afternoon and to 40 kph in the evening.   Freezing level lowering to 1800 metres for a time.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 18 degrees.   For Wanaka, Glenorchy, Cromwell and Alexandra 19 degrees.
 
Tomorrow rain about the western ranges, becoming heavy and occasional rain spreading elsewhere during the day.   Northwesterlies becoming strong again.
 
Sunday showery conditions with snow lowering to 1000 metres.   Northwesterlies turning strong, cold southerly.     Frosts at night.
 
Monday fine after a morning frost.   Light southerly dying away and turning westerly in the evening.