Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otagoi up until Wednesday 26th February.

A small depression east of East Cape is moving away with an attached front northeast of Northland also moving slowly away northeastwards.   A further front lies over the middle of the North Island.  An anticyclone centred in the central Tasman Sea extends over the South Island.     Pressures are low over southeastern Australia.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light winds and warm temperatures.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.8 degrees.    Wanaka 19.0 degrees.   Kinloch no report,     Arrowtown 18.0 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres  southwest 30 kph, dying out tonight.    At 2000 metres southwest 45 kph, dying out tonight.    Freezing level rising above 3000 metres this morning.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees.   For Glenorchy 22 degrees.    For Wanaka and Cromwell 25 degrees.    For Alexandra 26 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and right through to Wednesday fine weather continuing after the clearance of any morning low cloud.     Light winds and warm temperatures.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 25th February.

An active front is moving across the North Island this morning.   A disturbed southwesterly airstream is moving across the South Island followed by a ridge of high pressure.    An anticyclone lies over Tasmania and Bass Strait and should move into the Tasman Sea tomorrow.   Two cold fronts are moving over the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies this morning, then clearing to a fine afternoon.  Light southerly to southwesterly winds and rather cool.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 25.4 degrees,   Wanaka 25.8 degrees,   Kinloch no report,    Arrowtown 28.0 degrees.      Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light at first, then southerly 30 kph developing for a time in the afternoon.     At 2000 metres becoming light in the morning, southwest 35 kph developing in the afternoon.,    Freezing level lowering to 1800 metres early morning, then gradually rising to 2400 metres.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 22 degrees.   Glenorchy 21 degrees.    Wanaka 23 degrees.    Cromwell and Alexandra 24 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and through until Tuesday generally fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.   Southwesterlies dying away tomorrow, northwesterlies freshening on Tuesday.  Some increase in high cloud on Tuesday.
 
 
 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 24th February.

An anticyclone lies centred to the east of Gisborne and covers the northern half of the North Island.   A northwesterly airstream covers the South Island.   Cold fronts lie over the west coast of the South Island with rain there.    A deep depression is passing eastwards to the south of the South Island.   One associated front lies over coastal Southland and should move over the Southern Lakes and Central Otago this morning.   Another more active cold front should pass over the region tomorrow with widespread rain.  An anticyclone should move into the Tasman Sea on Sunday, pushing a ridge of high pressure onto the South Island. 
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for partly cloudy although a few showers still likely this morning about the western ranges.   Showers easing this afternoon about the western ranges and becoming fine elsewhere.     Northwesterlies, fresh at first but decreasing this afternoon.    Maximum temperatures recordered yesterday were Queenstown 22.9 degrees.    Wanaka 25.6 degrees.    Kinloch no report,    Arrowtown 27.4 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres  northwesterly gale 65 kph, easing to 40 kph this morning and becoming light in the afternoon.   At 2000 metres northwesterly severe gale 95 kph, easing to 60 kph in the afternoon, and to 35 kph in the evening.    Freezing level above 3000 metres, lowering to 2600 kph in the evening.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 22 degrees.   For Glenorchy 20 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 24 degrees.
 
Tomorrow widespread rain from morning, gradually clearing from later in the afternoon.   Light west to northwesterly turning to moderate southwesterly in the afternoon.   Temperatures becoming cooler.
 
Sunday and Monday becoming partly cloudy or fine after the clearance of any morning low cloud.  Southwesterlies dying away on Sunday.