A large anticyclone is still stationary over New Zealand and will maintain fine, warm conditions for several days yet, at least over the weekend.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for areas of cloud at first and a little hazy but clearing during the morning to a fine day. Cloud may build during the late afternoon to an isolated shower about the mountains. Light winds and very warm temperatures although not as hot as yesterday. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 29.6 degrees. Wanaka 30.6 degrees. Kinloch 28.9 degrees. Arrowtown no report. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable. at 2000 metres westerly 30 kph, easing in the morning. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 25 degrees. For Cromwell, Wanaka 26 degrees. For Alexandra 27 degrees.
Tomorrow and through until Monday mainly fine although a few isolated showers possible late Sunday afternoon. Light winds and very warm temperatures.