Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Friday, October 20, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 23rd October.

An anticyclone lies centred in the north Tasman Sea to the west of the North Island and should move northeastwards to lie to the north of the North Island by tomorrow.   A warm front lies just southeast of the Wairarapa.     A cold front lying to the southwest of the South Island should move onto the lower South Island tomorrow morning followed by another cold front on Sunday.   A southwesterly airstream should prevail over the South Island from tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, warm weather with little wind, although northwesterlies will prevail from this afternoon onwards.   A warm north to northwesterly airstream flows onto the south of the South Island and temperatures should be warm or very warm again today.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 25.0 degrees.   Kinloch 26.1 degrees.   Wanaka 25.6 degrees.   Arrowtown 24.5 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph rising to 60 kph in the evening.   At 2000 metres westerly 30 kph, rising to gale 65 kph in the afternoon and to 85 kph overnight.   Freezing level lowering to 2800 metres in the evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Wanaka, Kingston 25 degrees.    For Glenorchy and Cromwell 26 degrees.    For Alexandra 27 degrees.
 
Tomorrow morning rain changing to showers in the afternoon and becoming cooler.    Snow to 1100 metres at night.   Fresh to strong northwesterly winds backing moderate westerly in the afternoon.
 
Sunday and Monday showers from time to time and snow lowering further to 1000 metres.   Fresh west to southwesterlies easing later on Monday.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sun day 22nd October.

A large anticyclone is very slow moving and centred in the central Tasman Sea.   It extends over most of the country except the far northeast of the North Island.   A couple of very weak fronts lie over Northland and Auckland and may produce a few spots of rain in those districts.   A warm northerly airflow should move onto the southern parts of the South Island today.    A cold front now west of Tasmania should move onto the southern South Island on Saturday.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, sunny weather with little wind and temperatures becoming warm.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.2 degrees.   Kinloch 20.1 degrees.   Wanaka 18.8 degrees.    Arrowtown 19.6 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 15 kph, increasing to 30 kph late afternoon.   At 2000 metres southwest 30 kph.   Freezing level 3200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Wanaka 23 degrees.   For Cromwell 24 degrees.   For Alexandra 26 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine and sunny but with high cloud increasing during the late afternoon.   Moderate westerly winds in the morning, Freshening northwesterlies in the afternoon.
 
Saturday and Sunday rain both mornings turning to showers in the afternoons.   Becoming cooler with snow lowering to 1100 metres.   Strong to gale westerlies, rising to severe gale in exposed areas at times.
 
 
  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 21st October.

A large anticyclone is centred in the Tasman Sea and is very slow moving.    A light southwesterly airstream covers New Zealand and is dying away as the anticyclone spreads over the country.     One or two small, weak cold fronts are moving over the North Island with a few scattered showers and one weak cold front is crossing South Canterbury with mainly a small increase in cloud.    The anticyclone will remain centred in the Tasman Sea for several days yet but will extend over New Zealand until Saturday when a cold front will move onto southern South Island districts.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather apart from some moning cloud at first.   Very little wind and moderate to mild temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.7 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Wanaka 20.2 degrees.   Arrowtown 17.7 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 30 kph.   At 2000 metres southwest gale 65 kph easing to 50 kph in the evening.    Freezing level rising to 2800 metres in the morning, then to 3200 metres in the afternoon.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy,  Cromwell 19 degrees.   For Wanaka and Alexandra 20 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Friday continuing fine and sunny apart from a little cloud increasing in the evenings.   Light winds tomorrow, freshening northwesterlies on Friday, gale or severe gale in exposed areas in the evening.    Mild temperatures. 
 
Saturday overcast with rain and fresh to strong westerlies.   Becoming colder with snow down to 1100 metres.