Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Monday, July 23, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 26th July.

A trough of low pressure covers New Zealand with two main centres, one just east of Banks Peninsula and the other further out near the Chatham Islands.   Westerlies cover the North Island and southwesterlies flow over the South Island.   A narrow anticyclone lies in the western Tasman Sea and extends a ridge of high pressure to the south of the South Island.   A weak, stationary front lies over coastal Southland.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a little scattered rain and snow above about 600 metres.    Light to moderate southerly winds, gradually tending more southeasterly this afternoon.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 9.0 degrees.    Wanaka 8.8 degrees.   Kinloch 7.1 degrees.   Arrowtown 8.0 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds at 1000 metres southerly 50 kph easing to 30 kph this morning.   At 2000 metres southerly 60 kph easing to 45 kph this morning.   Freezing level 1100 metres at first, gradually lowering to 900 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 10 degrees.   For Glenorchy 9 degrees.   For Cromwell and Wanaka 11 degrees.   For Alexandra 12 degrees.
 
Tomorrow a mix of cloud and sunny periods with light easterly breezes.   Moderate to cool daytime temperatures and frosts at night.
 
Wednesday and Thursday mostly fine or partly cloudy with light to moderate northerlies developing.      Rain developing about the western ranges on Thursday.
 
 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 25th July.

A depression is passing eastwards just to the south of Stewart Island.   It should move northeastwards later today and lie just east of Banks Peninsula tomorrow.    An associated front is crossing the North Island and should move off to the east of East Cape by later today.   A large anticyclone lies over NSW and covers southeastern Australia.    A cold south to southwesterly airstream lies over the Tasman Sea with a further front bringing these conditions to the south of the South Island by later today.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for partly cloudy this morning and a few showers about the western ranges.   A period of rain becoming general later this afternoon and becoming colder with snow lowering to 500 metres.   Light to moderate northwesterly winds turning southerly tonight.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.9 degrees.   Wanaka 12.8 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 11.8 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 55 kph, easing to 40 kph this afternoon, then turning southerly tonight.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 70 kph, easing to 55 kph this afternoon, then turning southerly tonight.   Freezing level about 1100 metres, lowering to 900 metres this evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 11 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 12 degrees.    For Alexandra 13 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Tuesday scattered rain with snow down to 400 metres.   Moderate southerlies tomorrow turning southeasterly on Tuesday.
 
Wednesday fine with light winds and cool daytime temperatures.   Moderate frosts at night.
 
 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 24th July.

A large anticyclone lies centred to the northeast of the Chatham Islands and is moving away eastwards.    It extends back over the north of the North Island.    A strong northwesterly airstream covers the remainder of the country.       A depression is deepening in the central Tasman Sea and moving southeastwards.    It should pass just to the south of the South Island by later tomorrow.   A cold southwesterly airstream on its western side should then move onto the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies with rain about the western ranges, heavy at times, and a few showers elsewhere at times.     Moderate temperatures but getting cooler by nightfall.    Moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds, turning westerly tonight.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 13.0 degrees.    Wanaka 12.0 degrees.   Kinloch 13.0 degrees.   Arrowtown 10.8 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northerly 60 kph rising to severe gale 90 kph this morning, then easing to 50 kph tonight.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 80 kph rising to severe gale 110 kph this morning, then easing to gale 70 kph tonight.   Freezing level 1600 metres, lowering to 1200 metres tonight.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 12 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 11 degrees.    For Alexandra 13 degrees.
 
Tomorrow mostly fine but rain about the western ranges and snow lowering to 600 metres.    Fresh northwesterly winds, decreasing in the afternoon.
 
Monday and Tuesday cloudy with fresh southeasterly winds and occasional showers.   Snow to 500 metres.    Clearing later Tuesday with frosts at night.