Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 29th April.

An anticyclone with main centre west of the North Island covers the North Island and the northern part of the South Island.   A weak cold front lies over coastal Southland in a westerly airstream while another more active cold front is moving off Tasmania into the western Tasman Sea.    This should move onto the south of the South Island by later tomorrow and is followed by a colder southwesterly airstream.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mainly fine weather although a little high cloud may spread in at times.   Westerlies dying away this morning then turning northerly and freshening this evening.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.4 degrees.   Wanaka 16.6 degrees.   Kinloch no report,  Arrowtown no report.     Forecast upperlevel winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph, easing to 30 kph in the morning, then rising to northerly 45 kph this evening.   At 2000 metres westerly 60 kph, easing to 40 kph this morning, turning northerly 30 kph this afternoon, then rising to gale 70 kph this evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 19 degrees.   For Glenorchy and Wanaka 18 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 20 degrees.
 
Tomorrow rain developing in the morning and easing in the evening.   Some heavy falls during the day about the western ranges.   Freshening northerlies, becoming strong during the day and changing southwesterly by evening.    Becoming cooler during the day.
 
Saturday rain at first with snow above 800 metres, gradually clearing during the day.   Fresh southerlies easing.
 
Sunday mainly fine although a few cloudy areas at times.   Southerlies dying away.   Cool.
 
 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 28th April.

A large anticyclone still remains over most of New Zealand with centres east and west of the upper North Island.   Fine weather should prevail today over most of the country.    A warm front should brush past the lower South Island.   West to northwesterly conditions should prevail over the next couple of days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a few cloudy periods otherwise mainly fine with northwesterlies freshening later today.   Mild afternoon temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.6 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Wanaka 16.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 15.3 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph, rising to northwest 50 kph this evening.   At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph, rising to gale 75 kph by evening.   Freezing level 2200 metres, gradually rising to above 3000 metres by evening.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 16 degrees.   For Wanaka 15 degrees.   For Cromwell 17 degrees.   For Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine with areas of upper level cloud.   A few showers about the western ranges.   Decreasing northwesterly winds, turning northerly in the evening and freshening again.   Mild temperatures.
 
Friday rain and becoming colder with snow developing down to 1000 metres by evening.  Strong northerly turning lighter southwesterly by evening.
 
Saturday periods of rain, possibly heavy at times with southerlies easing.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 27th April.

A large anticyclone with centres east and west of the North Island covers the upper North Island and is slow moving.   A disturbed westerly airstream covers the South Island.   One cold front lies over coastal Southland while a second cold front follows not far behind.   A small, weak front is moving northwards over Mid Canterbury.   A depression is centred southwest of Tasmania and moving southeastwards.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies this morning with a little patchy light rain, clearing to a fine afternoon.   Little wind at first but moderate westerlies this afternoon.   Mild temperatures.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.9 degrees.   Kinloch 15.5 degrees.   Wanaka no report.   Arrowtown 15.9 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph, easing to westerly 30 kph in the afternoon.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 65 kph,m easing to westerly 45 kph this afternoon.    Freezing level about 2000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, and Kingston 16 degrees.  For Glenorchy and Wanaka 15 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 17 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy areas with some scattered light rain from evening.   Westerly turning northwesterly and continuing mild.
 
Thursday mainly fine with light northwesterly winds.
 
Friday mostly cloudy with freshening northwesterly winds.