Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 20th November.

An anticyclone remains slow moving to the north of the North Island with a west to northwesterly airstream covering New Zealand.     A stationary front lies from Queensland, across the Tasman Sea and through Cook Strait.   Another slow moving front lies over Puysegur Point.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for rain about the western ranges with a few scattered falls spreading elsewhere at times.   Light to moderate west to northwesterly winds and moderate temperatures, although becoming cooler later.   Light snow to 1400 metres, lowering tonight to 1100 metres.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.2 degrees,   Wanaka 15.9 degrees,   Kinloch no report,   Arrowtown 20.1 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwesterly 50 kph.   At 2000 metres northwesterly rising to gale 80 kph in the morning, easing to 70 kph in the evening.    Freezing level 1500 metres at first, rising to 1700 metres for a time in the afternoon.  Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 17 degrees.  For Glenorchy 16 degrees.    For Cromwell 18 degrees.   for Alexandra 20 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy with early morning rain and snow down to 900 metres.   Moderate to fresh westerlies and cool temperatures.
 
Tuesday and Wednesday scattered rain at first easing to a few showers by Tuesday afternoon.   Strong northwesterlies on Tuesday turning southwesterlies on Wednesday.
 
  

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 19th November.

A strong west to northwesterly airstream still covers New Zealand with pressures still high to the northeast of the country and low to the south of the Tasman Sea and the South Island.   Fronts are expected to cross the Tasman Sea and New Zealand over the next few days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy to overcast skies with periods of rain, occasionally heavy about the western ranges.  There should be some improvement this afternoon and clearing tonight.    Freshening northwest winds this afternoon and easing again tonight.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.3 degres.   Wanaka 17.0 degrees.   Kinloch no report.    Arrowtown 19.8 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres norhwesterly 45 kph, rising to gale 65 kph rising to gale 65 kph for a time thins afternoon.     At 2000 metres nothwest gale 70 kph, eaing to 50 kph tonight.    Freezing level 2200 metres, lowering to 1600 metres this afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, 17 degrees.    For Glenorchy and Wanaka 16 degrees.   For Cromwell 19 degrees.    For Alexandra 20 degrees.
 
Tomorrow occasional rain, more persistent and heavier about te western ranges.   Fresh northwest winds, strong in exposed places and becoming cooler.   Light snow down to 1200 metres.
 
Monday and Tuesday occasional showers with northwest winds becoming strong later on Monday and turning southwest on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 18th November.

Pressures are relatively high to the north and northeast of New Zealand while a small low and associated frontal system east of central parts of the country moves away to the east leaving a westerly airstream flowing over the country.    Another cold front should move onto the south of the South Island this evening.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a mix of cloudy and fine periods this morning but becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon.    Rain developing about the western ranges later this morning and a few falls spreading eastwards this afternoon to other areas.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.2 degrees,  Wanaka 16.0 degrees,  Kinloch 16.5 degrees,  Arrowtown 17.5 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 35 kph developing this morning, rising to 50 kph in the afternoon.    At 2000 metres northwest rising to 60 kph by late morning.   Freezing level rising to 2000 metres.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 17 degrees.   For Kinloch and Wanaka 16 degrees.   For Cromwell 18 degrees.     For Alexandra 21 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow occasional rain, more persistent and heavier about the western ranges, but generally clearing in the evening.   Fresh northwesterly winds.   Mild temperatures.
 
Sunday rain about the western ranges and scattered falls elsewhere.   Fresh northwesterlies.  Becoming cooler.
 
Monday occasional showers, clearing in the afternoon.   Northwesterlies becoming strong and gale force in exposed areas by later in the day.