Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November.

A ridge of high pressure is moving off to the east of New Zealand as a
deepening depression moves eastwards across the north Tasman Sea towards
the north of the North Island.   This low should cross the North Island
during tomorrow and Thursday.   A warm front lies over Auckland while
several more fronts approach the north from the Tasman Sea.   A very
narrow ridge of high pressure continues to lie over southern South
Island districts tomorrow.   A freshening northwesterly airstream moves
across the South Tasman Sea later tomorrow.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for
mainly fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.  There may be an
isolated light shower or two later this afternoon.  Very little wind and
mild temperatures.  Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were
Queenstown 17.0 degrees,   Wanaka 19.6 degrees, Kinloch 15.5 degrees,  
Arrowtown no report.     Forecast upper level winds for today at both
1000 metres and 2000 metres are light and variable.  Freezing level
rising to 2000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for
Queenstown and Kingston 18 degrees.    For Glenorchy 17 degrees.   For
Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 20 degrees.

Tomorrow fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.    Little wind
and mild to warm temperatures.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Forecast for today and tomorrow, Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th November.

A ridge of high pressure covers New Zealand today but should move away
to the northeast tomorrow.   A deepening depression lies over coastal
NSW today and should move across the Central Tasman Sea tomorrow and
approach the North Island, moving across the island later on
Wednesday.    The low should be preceded by strong northerlies then
followed by a frontal system.   A ridge of high pressure should be
pushing onto the lower South Island on Thursday.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine
weather although a few cloudy periods are likely at times.   There is
the possibility of an isolated light shower later this afternoon.   
Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 15.8 degrees,  
Wanaka 18.1 degrees,   Kinloch 15.9 degrees,   Arrowtown 18.6
degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and
2000 metres light and variable.   Freezing level rising to 2000
metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and
Kingston 17 degrees.    For Glenorchy 16 degrees.   For Wanaka and
Cromwell 18 degrees.   For Alexandra 19 degrees.

Tomorrow partly cloudy with little wind, northerlies predominating.  
Mild temperatures.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd November.

A depression lies east of Otago and is moving away eastwards. A cold
front stretches northwards onto southern parts of the North Island while
another cold front lies over East Cape.     An anticyclone covers the
Tasman Sea and is extending a weak ridge of high pressure onto southern
South Island districts.   The ridge should cover most of New Zealand
tomorrow.  A depression is deepening over Victoria and should move into
the Tasman Sea on Tuesday with northerlies freshening over New Zealand
ahead of it.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for
cloudy skies with light to moderate southwesterly winds.   The cloud
should clear by evening.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were
Queenstown 19.7 degrees,   Wanaka 21.1 degrees, Kinloch 18.0 degrees,   
Arrowtown 17.5 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000
metres southwesterly 40 kph dying out this evening.   Winds at 2000
metres southwest 70 kph, easing to 50 kph by afternoon and dying out
this evening.  Freezing level lowering to 1300 metres by midday then
rising to 1700 metres this evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for
today for Queentown and Kingston 19 degrees.    Glenorchy 18 degrees.  
For Wanaka 20 degrees.    For Cromwell 21 degrees.    For Alexandra 22
degrees.

Tomorrow mainly fine under a weak ridge of high pressure.   Light
southwesterly winds dying away and north to northwesterly winds
developing.   Temperatures becoming a little milder.