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.