Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Monday, December 11, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 14th December.

A northwesterly airstream covers New Zealand with several frontal systems crossing the country.   One is over Taranaki while others lie over the north and south of the South Island.   A westerly airstream flows over the Tasman Sea with periods of rain expected over the South Island.   A large anticyclone lies over southeastern Australia and stretches into the northwest Tasman Sea.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago  is for areas of cloud but mainly fine apart from periods of rain about the western ranges.   There may also be a few isolated showers in other regions this afternoon   MIld temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday in Queenstown 24.0 degrees.  Wanaka 24.0 degrees.   Kinloch 23.5 degrees.   Arrowtown 25.6 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for todayfat 1000 metres northwest 55 kph, easing to westerly 30 kjph in the evening.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 70 kph.   Freezing level 2600 metres, lowering to 2300 metres in the evening.
Tomorrow mainly fine but a few showers about the western ranges.   Fresh westerly winds
Wednesday and Thursday mainly fine with warm temperatures and light winds.
A northwesterly airstream

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 13th December.

The slow moving anticyclone is slowly moving away to the east of the North Island.   Two fronts are crossing the South Island, one over northern districts and one over Canterbury.   They are bringing showers, mainly to the west coast but should weaken away as they reach the North Island later today.  A further front should move onto the south of the South Island by later on Monday.  A northwesterly airstream should cover the South Island today and tomorrow while westerlies follow on Tuesday.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for frequent showers about the western ranges and a few showers elsewhere but clearing by early afternoon.   Westerly winds, fresh to strong at times.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 27.0 degrees.   Wanaka 25.6 degrees.  Kinloch 23.5 degrees.  Arrowtown 25.5 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 75 kph easing to 50 kph mid morning but rising to gale 65 kph again in the evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston 27 degrees.   For Glenorchy 25 degrees.   Wanaka 26 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 28 degrees.
Tomorrow showers, more persistent about the western ranges with fresh northwesterly winds. but
Tuesday and Wednesday  a few showers continuing  but mainly fine with fresh southwesterly winds on Tuesday dying away.   Light winds on Wednesday.