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.