Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up unil Tuesday 23rd October.

A large anticyclone centred just to the east of Auckland is virtually stationary and covers most of New Zealand.   A northwesterly airstream flows onto the far south of the country while an occluded front lies in the south Tasman Sea.    The situation is moving very little at the moment and conditions will remain fairly static over Labour Weekend.    A small depression lies to the west of Tasmania but should weaken away today.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a mix of cloudy and fine sunny periods this morning, mainly fine and clear this afternoon.       Northwesterly winds freshening this morning then decreasing again this evening.     Mild to warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 21.5 degrees.    Wanaka 21.4 degrees.   Kinloch 20.5 degrees.   Arrowtown no report.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest rising to 50 kph this morning then easing to 30 kph in the evening.    At 2000 metres northwest rising to gale 70 kph this morning, then easing to 55 kph at night.   Freezing level around 3000 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.    For Glenorchy 21 degrees.   For Alexandra 23 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and through until Tuesday fine weather continuing with light variable winds but freshening northwesterlies on Tuesday.   There may be a little morning low cloud at first on some mornings.
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Centrl Otago up until Monday 22nd October.

A large anticyclone is centred off North Taranaki and covers virtually the whole of New Zealand.   A westerly airstream flows over the far south of the South Island.   A warm front lies off the coast of Fiordland.   The anticyclone is stationary and will give fine settled weather for the next several days.
 
Forecast for the Southern lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine settled weather after any early morning cloud.     Light westerly winds.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 21.6 degrees.    Wanaka 21.1 degrees.   Kinloch 18.8 degrees.   Arrowtown no report.   Forecast  upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 35 kph.   At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph rising to 60 kph in the afternoon.    Freeing level above 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston 21 degrees.    For Kinloch 19 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 23 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow  mainly fine with an isolated shower or two about the western ranges at first then clearing to mainly fine weather.
 
Sunday and Monday partly cloudy weather at first but clearing to fine weather.   Moderate westerly winds and mild temperatures.
 
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 21st October.

A stationary anticyclone lies in the north Tasman Sea to the west of the North Island covering the north of the North Island, while the remainder of the country is under the influence of a moderate west to southwesterly airstream.     A very weak cold front is moving over the southern half of the South Island but producing little in the way of weather.    A ridge of high pressure should spread over the South Island behind this weak front.    A small depression lies to the west of Tasmania but should weaken away tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies this morning but dry.   Cloud clearing later in the morning and fine this afternoon.   Light winds this morning, little wind this afternoon.    Mild temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 18.2 degrees.   Wanaka 18.0 degrees.   Kinloch 19.8 degrees.      Arrowtown no report.       Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 40 kph dying out in the morning.    At 2000 metres southwest gale 65 kph easing to 30 kph in the morning, then gradually turning northwest 35 kph.    Freezing level 2500 metres, rising to above 3000 metres by afternoon.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Wanaka and Glenorchy 20 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 21 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and through until Sunday fine weather although a little morning low cloud which should clear.   Light westerlies, freshening on Saturday with mild temperatures.