A trough of low pressure covers the North Island and extends out to the southeast. A front lies from west of Northland, down over the middle of the North Island and out to the southeast. An anticyclone covers most of the Tasman Sea. A large depression is situated in the Australian Bight and extends a slow moving front eastwards over the south Tasman Sea and onto southern Fiordland. A cold front is moving northwards over South Canterbury.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather and light southwesterly winds. Moderate temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.7 degrees. Wanaka 13.8 degrees. Kinloch no report. Arrowtown 12.4 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable. At 2000 metres southwest 40 kph rising to 50 kph this afternoon and to 65 kph in the evening. Freezing level about 1300 metres, rising to 1700 metres in the afternoon. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 14 degrees. For Glenorchy and Wanaka 13 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 15 degrees.
Tomorrow mainly fine at first but showers developing late morning and snow showers down to 800 metres. Showers clearing by evening. Little wind.
Friday and Saturday mainly fine after the clearance of any morning low cloud. Frosts each night. Light southeasterly winds on Friday, little wind on Saturday.