Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for Tuesdsay 18th December.

An anticyclone with main centre now well to the east of East Cape extends back over the North Island.    This high should move further away eastwards today with the northwesterly airstream now covering the South Island, gradually spreading north onto the North Island.      A weak warm front should move over Otago this morning with a few light spots of rain, then clearing to cloudy conditions.    A depression west of Fiordland has an associated cold front and this will move over the Southern Lakes this afternoon with a change to cooler southerlies.     Another anticyclone lies centred to the southwest of Tasmania.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and central Otago for today is for rain developing about the western ranges this morning and becoming heavy at times.   Scattered lighter rain elsewhere.     Clearing later this morning to cloudy skies but rain persisting about the western ranges.     Light to moderate variable winds this morning becoming south or southeasterly later this afternoon with a further period of light rain in all districts.      Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 25.7 degrees.   Wanaka 26.0 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown no report.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest gale 65 kph easing to 40 kph in the afternoon and tyrning light southeast in the evening.    At 2000 metres northwest severe gale 100 kph easing to westerly 40 kph around midday then winds becoming light in the early evening.   Freezing level lowering to 3000 metres in the afternoon.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Wanaka and Kingston 24 degrees.   For Glenorchy  23 degrees.    For Cromwell 26 degrees.   For Alexandra 27 degrees.
 
 
 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Forecast for the Sothern Lakes and Central Otago up until

An anticyclone with highest pressures west of Taranaki and east of Hawkes Bay covers New Zealand but is weakening as it moves off to the east.    A depression just south of Tasmania extends a trough line up the east coast of Australia to ex Tropical Cyclone Owen just off the north Queensland coast.    The depression should move eastwards to lie just off the Fiordland coast by later tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, sunny and very warm conditions with light northwesterly winds, freshening during the morning.  Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 27.0 degrees.   Wanaka 28.4 degrees.    Kinloch 27.4 degrees.   Arrowtown no report.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres winds rising to northwest gale 60 kph in the morning, and to northwest gale 80 kph in the evening.    At 2000 metres rising to northwest gale 70 kph this morning, then severe gale 100 kph this evening.   Freezing level above 3000 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy 27 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 28 degrees.   For Alexandra 29 degrees. 
 
Tomorrow rain about the western ranges, heavy at times and a little scattered light rai elsewhere.   Strong northwest wind easing to lighter westerlies in the afternoon.   Very warm temperatures.
 
Wednesday scattered rain clearing during the day.   Light southeasterlies and cooler.
 
Thursday a mix of cloudy and sunny periods with light winds and warm temperatures.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 19th December.

A large anticyclone covers New Zealand and has centres west of Fiordland and east of East Cape.   It is slow moving.     A stationary front lies to the south of the South Island.  A very active trough of low pressure lies along the east of Australia giving storms there and areas of flooding.   Tropical Cyclone Owen lies over north Queensland.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for areas of low cloud but clearing later in the morning.   Very little wind and warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 25.9 degrees.   Wanaka 27.5 degrees.    Kinloch no report.    Arrowtown 26.8 degrees.      Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light at first, westerly 30 kph developing this afternoon.   Freezing level above 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 26 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 27 degrees.   For Glenorchy 25 degrees.    For Alexandra 28 degrees.
 
Tomorrow similar conditions with early morning low cloud then fine with light winds at first then northwesterlies freshening during the morning.   Very warm temperatures.
 
Tuesday rain about the western ranges, heavy at times with scattered falls developing elsewhere.   Strong to gale force nothwesterly, turning lighter southeasterly in the evening.
 
Wednesday periods of rain and moderate southeasterlies.   Weather imp[roving later in the day.