Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Monday, December 10, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 13th December.

An anticyclone centred in the north Tasman Sea lies slow moving and covers most of the Tasman and New Zealand.    Another small centre of high pressure lies to the west of Fiordland and will move to the east of the South Island tomorrow.   A small depression is developing east of Tasmania and will move into the south Tasman Sea tomorrow, extending a weak warm front onto Fiordland.    Another anticyclone will be centred over Tasmania tomorrow while the high in the north Tasman Sea remains stationary.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather although cloudy at times with light winds and warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 22.6 degrees.   Wanaka 22.8 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown no report.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable.   At 2000 metres southwesterly 35 kph dying out in the afternoon.   Freezing level above 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees.    For Wanaka and Glenorchy 23 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 22 degrees.
 
Tomorrow overcast with periods of rain spreading from the west and light winds.   Temperatures a little cooler.
 
Wednesday mostly cloudy with southeasterlies dying away.    Moderate temperatures.
 
Thursday fine after the clearance of any morning cloud.   Light winds and mild temperatures.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 12th December.

An anticyclone centred in the north Tasman Sea covers most of the Tasman and extends over New Zealand.    A very slow moving and weak front lies just to the south of the South Island.    This is expected to move slowly over the southern part of the South Island tomorrow.      A depression lies far to the northeast of East Cape.    The situation is not expected to change very much over the next several days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mostly cloudy skies with some rain over the far western ranges but mostly cloudy and dry elsewhere.      Temperatures warm.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 26.8 degrees.    Wanaka 23.3 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown no report.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph, easing to southwest 35 kph in the afternoon.    At 2000 metres westerly gale 65 kph, easing to southwest 50 kph in the afternoon.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees.   For Glenorchy 22 degrees.   For Wanaka 23 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 26 degrees.  
 
Tomorrow a few isolated showers about the western ranges otherwise fine with light, variable winds and warm temperatures. 
 
Tuesday cloudy with rain developing and moderate to fresh northwesterlies, turning south or southeasterly.
 
Wednesday cloudy but mostly dry with moderate to fresh southeasterlies dying away.
 
 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 11th December.

A large anticyclone covering the whole Tasman Sea is moving onto New Zealand generally fine weather is expected over most of the country except Fiordland where a northwesterly airstream prevails.    A weak warm front lies just to the south of Stewart Island and may produce a few showers about coastal Southland.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies otherwise dry weather with light westerly winds.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 27.5 degrees.   Wanaka 25.1 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 26.6 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 50 kph developing this morning.   At 2000 metres southwest rising to gale 65 kph this morning.   Freezing level above 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees.   For Wanaka and Glenorchy 23 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 26 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy in the morning, occasional rain in the afternoon.   Freshening west to northwesterly winds in the morning, then easing in the afternoon.
 
Monday mainly fine with little wind.   There may be the odd, isolated shower in the afternoon.    Warm temperatures.
 
Tuesday cloudy at first with light to moderate northwesterly winds.   Southeasterly winds gradually prevailing in the afternoon with a period of rain.