An anticyclone centred in the north Tasman Sea lies slow moving and covers most of the Tasman and New Zealand. Another small centre of high pressure lies to the west of Fiordland and will move to the east of the South Island tomorrow. A small depression is developing east of Tasmania and will move into the south Tasman Sea tomorrow, extending a weak warm front onto Fiordland. Another anticyclone will be centred over Tasmania tomorrow while the high in the north Tasman Sea remains stationary.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather although cloudy at times with light winds and warm temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 22.6 degrees. Wanaka 22.8 degrees. Kinloch no report. Arrowtown no report. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable. At 2000 metres southwesterly 35 kph dying out in the afternoon. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees. For Wanaka and Glenorchy 23 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 22 degrees.
Tomorrow overcast with periods of rain spreading from the west and light winds. Temperatures a little cooler.
Wednesday mostly cloudy with southeasterlies dying away. Moderate temperatures.
Thursday fine after the clearance of any morning cloud. Light winds and mild temperatures.