A trough of low pressure is moving away to the east of the North Island. An anticyclone is situated slow moving far to the southeast of the South Island. A depression in the south Tasman Sea, well to the west of Puysegur Point is moving northeaastwards and should lie to the west of the North Island by midday tomorrow. Several fronts associated with this low should cross the country tomorrow. An anticyclone over southeastern Australia extends a ridge of high pressure southwards over Tasmania and away to the south. It should be moving onto the South Island on Friday.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, sunny weather after a light frost. High cloud increasing this afternoon and some showers about the western ranges by evening. Light northeasterly winds and mild temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.0 degrees. Kinloch 15.8 degrees. Wanaka 16.0 degrees. Arrowtown 16.3 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northeast 30 kph. At 2000 metres northeast 30 kph, rising to 40 kph forma time in the evening and overnight. Freezing level 1900 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today at Queenstown, Kingston 17 degrees. For Wanaka and Glenorchy 16 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
Tomorrow a few showers but clearing by evening to just a few cloudy periods. Light easterly winds dying away by evening.
Friday fine apart from a few cloudy periods morning and evening. Very little wind and mild temperatures.
Saturday rain about the western ranges and a few showers at times further east. Freshening northwesterlies.