A cold front is crossing the upper South Island this morning but weakening considerably. It should cross the North Island later today but become very weak. An anticyclone situated east of Tasmania is spreading a ridge of high pressure onto the South Island and this will move onto the North Island tomorrow. An anticyclone will prevail over the country on Monday but with westerlies spreading onto southern districts.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light southwest winds this morning, dying out this afternoon. Temperatures a little cooler today. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 24.7 degrees. Wanaka 23.6 degrees. Kinloch 18.5 degrees. Arrowtown 23.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 30 kph, dying out this afternoon. At 2000 metres southwest 60 kph, easing to 40 kph this morning. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 22 degrees. For Wanaka 21 degrees. For Glenorchy 20 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 23 degrees.
Tomorrow and Monday fine apart from a few areas of morning cloud. Some rain later in the day on Monday about the western ranges. Little wind tomorrow, northwesterlies freshening on Monday. Mild to warm temperatures.
Tuesday cloudy skies with rain about the western ranges, possibly heavy at times. Some scattered rain spreading further east by later in the day. Strong northwesterlies, gale force in exposed areas.