Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 23rd September.

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.
 
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 22nd September.

A depression is moving off to the east of Gisborne while a stationary front lies from Kaikoura and out to the east.    An anticyclone lies in the north Tasman Sea and extends a ridge of high pressure southwards through the central and south Tasman Sea and onto southern districts of the South Island.  A trough of low pressure is moving eastwards over Tasmania and southeastern Australia and should be moving onto southern districts of the South Island by later tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, sunny weather after the clearance of any valley fog or low cloud which should clear quickly.   Light to moderate northeasterly winds.   Temperatures milder than yesterday, although a light frost tonight.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.4 degrees.   Kinloch 13.7 degrees.   Wanaka 10.7 degrees.   Arrowtown 12.4 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northeast 30 kph.   At 2000 metres northeast 30 kph,   easing for a time in the afternoon and evening.   Freezing level 1600 metres, rising to 2000 metres in the morning and to 2300 metres in the afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 15 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 16 degrees.   For Alexandra 17 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine after a morning frost although with increasing high cloud during the day.    A few showers at night about the western ranges.     Light to moderate northeasterly winds.
 
Thursday any showers should clear during the morning but remaining cloudy during the afternoon.  Northeast to easterly winds dying out during the evening.
 
Friday fine and sunny with very little wind.
 
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 21st September.

A large depression is crossing northeastwards over New Zealand with centres over Banks Peninsula and east of the Wairarapa.   Several fronts lie over the country including Taranaki, Gisborne, Mid Canterbury, North Otago and the Southland coast.    An anticyclone off the NSW coast extends a ridge of high pressure southeastwards through the Tasman Sea to the south of the South Island.   This ridge should move onto southern districts later tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for occasional rain with some scattered heavy falls at times.   Becoming cooler with snow down to 1000 metres at first, snow level rising to 1200 metres this afternoon.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 9.8 degrees.   Wanaka 10.9 degrees.   Kinloch 10.6 degrees.    Arrowtown no report.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 30 kph, rising to gale 65 kph in the afternoon, then dying out at night.    At 2000 metres southwest 35 kph rising to southerly gale 65 kph in the morning and to 75 kph for a time in the evening.   Freezing level 1200 metres, rising to 1700 metres in the afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 11 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 12 degrees.   For Alexandra 13 degrees.
 
Tomorrow rain at first then becoming fine during the morning as the ridge moves on.   Little wind but light northerlies developing in the evening.   Moderate temperatures.
 
Wednesday mainly fine but rain developing about the western ranges.   Fresh northerly winds.
 
Thursday some scattered rain at first but clearing during the morning with the winds turning southeasterly.