Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 21st August.

A cold front is now moving well away to the east of the North Island although other cold fronts are moving north over Gisborne and Southern Wairarapa.   A westerly airstream covers the North Island.     A ridge of high pressure extends from the Tasman Sea southeastwards over the southern half of the South Island.   This ridge should cover the whole country tomorrow.   A depression lies just south of Tasmania and is moving eastwards.   It should lie to the west of Fiordland by Monday.
 
A little morning cloud soon clearing to a fine day after a frosty start.   Little wind and moderate temperatures with a further frost tonight.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 8.8 degrees.   Wanaka 6.8 degrees.   Kinloch 8.2 degrees.   Arrowtown 6.9 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable.   At 2000 metres westerly 30 kph developing this morning.   Freezing level 800 metres lifting to 1200 metres in the afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 10 degrees.   For Wanaka and Glenorchy 9 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 12 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow another fine day with a little morning cloud after a light frost.    There may be some increase in high cloud during the afternoon.     Light northerly winds.
 
Monday cloudy skies with rain about the western ranges but mainly dry further east.   Northeasterly winds freshening.
 
Tuesday overcast with occasional rain and becoming colder with snow lowering to 800 metres.   Winds changing to southerly and becoming fresh to strong.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Forecas for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 20th August.

A large anticyclone lies well to the north of the North Island and extends a ridge of high pressure southwards to lie well to the east of the North Island.     A disturbed westerly airstream flows over the North Island with one cold front moving over Taranaki.   Further fronts lie out in the Tasman.     A weak trough lies over Mid Canterbury and off the coast of South Westland.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mainly overcast skies with a few period of rain, mainly light.    Rain will be heavy at times about the western ranges.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southerly 30 kph developing in the morning, then becoming light in the evening.   At 2000 metres southerly 40 kph then becoming light in the evening.    Freezing level lowering to 1000 metres in the morning and to 800 metres at night.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 10.1 degrees.   Wanaka 10.0 degrees.   Kinloch 8.8 degrees.    Arrowtown 10.0 degrees.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston 9 degrees.   Glenorchy and Wanaka 8 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 11 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Sunday fine and mostly clear after any early morning low cloud.   Moderate northwesterly winds  on Saturday turning moderate northeasterly on Sunday.
 
Monday becoming cloudy with a few scattered falls of rain chiefly about the western ranges.   A few spots are likely in the afternoon in districts further east.   Fresh northeasterly winds.
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 19th August.

The small depression that lay to the east of the North Island yesterday is now moving away to the east and a large anticyclone that lies well to the north of New Zealand and the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge of high pressure down over the North Island.   A northwesterly airstream covers the South Island with several fronts in it passing over the island.   These will give rain, heavy at times in western districts but mainly dry in the east.   A deep depression is passing far to the south of the Tasman Sea.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for overcast skies and periods of rain, sometimes heavy, more particularly about the western ranges.   The rain becoming scattered in eastern areas this afternoon.     The occasional, scattered thunderstorm is possible this morning about the western ranges.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.2 degrees.   Wanaka 10.4 degrees.   Kinloch 11.3 degrees.   Arrowtown no report.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres nothwest gale 70 kph, easing to 40 kph by afternoon and dying out in the evening.   At 2000 metres northwest severe gale 100 kph, easing to gale 70 kph by afternoon and to 45 kph by evening.   Freezing level becoming 1600 metres everywhere this morning, then lowering to 1400 metres in the evening.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Glenorchy and Kingston 12 degrees.   For Wanaka 11 degrees.    For Cromwell 13 degrees.    For Alexandra 15 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow occasional rain, more particularly during the afternoon.   Becoming cooler with snow lowering to 700 metres.   Northwesterlies turning moderate southerly during the morning, dying away in the evening.
 
Saturday and Sunday mainly fine apart from some morning cloud and upper level cloud increasing later on Sunday.    Little wind on Saturday, freshening northeasterlies on Sunday.