High pressure extends over New Zealand and well to the east of the country with highest pressure well to the east of the North Island, east of Banks Peninsula and west of Nelson. A stationary front lies over the centre of the North Island with further fronts east of Marlborough and south of Stewart Island. A westerly airstream flows to the south of the South Island and the Tasman Sea and turns northwesterly tomorrow and spreads up over New Zealand.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for partly cloudy this morning, becoming fine this afternoon. Light to moderate northwesterly winds and mild temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.3 degrees. Wanaka 19.0 degrees. Kinloch Arrowtown 18.1 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwesterly 30 kph developing in the evening. At 2000 metres Northwest 50 kph. Freezing level 2200 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston is for 19 degrees. For Glenorchy 18 degrees. For Wanaka and Cromwell 20 degrees. For Alexandra 21 degrees.
Tomorrow mainly fine but with upper level cloud increasing during the afternoon. A few showers developing about he western ranges towards evening. Northwesterlies freshening in the evening.