Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th May.

An anticyclone with centers west of Auckland and northeast of East Cape
covers the North Island.   A weak slow moving front lies over South
Canterbury.   The high remains over the North Island until Friday when a
northerly airstream covers the country.   Rain is expected to to spread
into many western districts on Friday as a trough of low pressure
approaches from the west.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for any
scattered morning cloud soon clearing to a fine sunny day.   Light north
to northwesterly winds and mild afternoon temperatures.   Maximum
temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.5 degrees.    Wanaka
17.3 degrees,   Kinloch 14.5 degrees.   Arrowtown 16.1 degrees.   
Kinloch received 29.5 mm rain up to 9am.     Forecast upper level winds
for today at 1000 meters northwest 40 kph.   At 2000 meters westerly
gale 75 kph, easing to 55 kph tonight.   Freezing level 2600 meters.  
Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and
Glenorchy 17 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 18 degrees.   For
Alexandra 19 degrees.

Tomorrow cloudy at first but soon becoming fine with light winds.   Mild
temperatures.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th May.

An anticyclone centered over the North Island covers the North Island
and northern parts of the South Island.   The high should remain in this
position for the next several days.    A weakening cold front is
approaching coastal Southland this morning and will cross the Southern
Lakes and Central Otago this afternoon.    It will reach central parts
of the country tomorrow where it will weaken away.    Another
anticyclone is centered in the Australian Bight.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and central Otago is for cloudy skies at
first then clearing to partly cloudy conditions. Increasing cloud again
this evening with scattered rain.     Rain developing about the western
ranges today where it will be heavy at times.   Northwesterly winds
freshening and becoming strong in exposed areas.   Maximum temperatures
recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.9 degrees.   Wanaka 14.4
degrees.   Kinloch 13.8 degrees,   Arrowtown 13.5 degrees.   Forecast
upper level winds for today at 1000 meters rising to northwesterly gale
65 kph. At 2000 meters northwest gale 70 kph, rising to severe gale 90
kph for a time.   Freezing level rising to 2500 meters.  Forecast
maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 16 degrees.  
For Wanaka 17 degrees. For Glenorchy 15 degrees.    For Wanaka and
Alexandra 18 degrees.

Tomorrow cloudy at first then becoming fine although some rain at first
about the western ranges, changing to showers in the afternoon.   Fresh
northwesterly winds and moderate temperatures.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th May.

A large anticyclone is centered in the central Tasman Sea to the west of
Taranaki and covers the whole country.   Northwesterlies lie over the
southwestern Tasman Sea ahead of a cold front over Tasmania.    The
northwesterlies should move onto the South Island tomorrow and Wednesday
with the front moving onto the West Coast on Wednesday.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine
weather with light westerly winds.   Light frosts at first this morning
and mild afternoon temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded
yesterday were Queenstown 14.5 degrees, Wanaka 15.2 degrees,  
Kinloch,   Arrowtown 13.5 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today
at 1000 metres westerly 30 kph rising to 50 kph in the evening.   At
2000 meters westerly 30 kph tending westerly 45 kph in the evening. 
Freezing level lowering to 2500 meters this morning and to 2100 meters
in the afternoon.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for
Queenstown and Kingston 16 degrees.    For Wanaka and Cromwell 17
degrees.   For Glenorchy 15 degrees.    For Alexandra 18 degrees.

Tomorrow partly cloudy with a few isolated showers in the afternoon and
evening, more frequent about the western ranges.      Northwesterly
winds becoming fresh during the day. Mild temperatures.