Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Friday, September 20, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 23rd September.

A stationary anticyclone covers the Tasman Sea and New Zealand with highest pressure in the mid Tasman Sea and over Canterbury.   A weak front lies over Auckland with a few scattered showers possible over the northern half of the North Island.    Elsewhere over the country fine weather will prevail.   A warm northerly airstream prevails over the east of Australia.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather apart from a little scattered, high cloud.   Very little wind and mild afternoon temperatures.   Light frosts again tonight. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 15.6 degrees.   Wanaka 15.7 degrees.    Kinloch 13.7 degrees.    Arrowtown no report.     Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.     Freezing level 2300 metres gradually rising to 2900 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queentown 16 degrees.   Kingston and Wanaka 17 degrees.    Glenorchy 15 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine and clear with light winds and mild afternoon temperatures although another light frost likely at night.   
 
Sunday and Monday much upper level cloud but mainly dry although rain about the western ranges at times.   Northwesterlies winds becoming fresh to strong but easing from Monday afternoon.
 
 
 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 22nd September.

A stationary anticyclone lies over New Zealand and the Tasman Sea.    A stationary front lies just to the north of Northland and a westerly airstream lies to the south of the country.    Little movement are likely in these systems over the next few days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after morning frosts.    Low cloud may spread in during the evening.    Light winds and moderate daytime temperatures.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queentown 14.5 degrees.   Wanaka 13.4 degrees.    Kinloch 12.5 degrees.    Arrowtown no report.       Forecast upper level winds for today at 10000 metre westerly 40 kph, tending southerly 30 kph in the eveing.    At 2000 metres southwest 45 kph.     Freezing level 1500 metres, rising to 2300 metres in the north by afternoon, then lowering to 1900 metres at night.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Wanaka 13 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 14 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and through until Sunday fine and sunny although with light frosts each night.     Rain may spread into the western ranges on Sunday night.   Light winds and moderate daytime temperatures.    Northwesterlies may develop and freshen on Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Centrral Otago up until Saturday 21st September.

A large anticyclone covers New Zealand and the Tasman Sea and is expected to remain stationary over the country for several days.   Highest pressures are in the central Tasman, east of the Wairarapa and northeast of Northland.      A slow moving front lies just north of Northland.  A westerly airstream flows to the south of the country.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for much upper level cloud at first otherwise fine after the clearance of early morning frosts.    Light westerly winds and cool to moderate temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.3 degrees.   Wanaka 11.3 degrees.    Kinloch no report.    Arrowtown 12.0 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 45 kph.    At 2000 westerly 55 kph.    Freezing level 1500 metres, rising to 2300 metres in the north by afternoon.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 13 degrees.    For Glenorchy and Wanaka 12 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 14 degrees.
 
For tomorrow and through until Saturday fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.    Frosts each night, may be moderate in some sheltered locations.    Light winds and moderate daytime temperatures.