Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 15th August.

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.
 
  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 14th August.

A large depression with many centres lies to the northwest of Cape Reinga.   Further centres are located in the north Tasman Sea.    Several fronts are located over Northland and Auckland in a strong northeasterly airstream.    An anticyclone is centred over coastal NSW and extends across the south Tasman Sea and onto the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light westerly winds and cool to moderate temperatures.        Maximum temperatures recorded
yesterday were Queenstown 16.1 degrees,  Wanaka 15.1 degrees.    Kinloch 15.5 degrees.    Arrowtown 15.0 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today for 1000 metres westerlies easing to 30 kph this morning, dying out this evening.    At 2000 metres gale southwesterly 70 kph easing to 55 kph this morning.    Freezing level about 1300 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 14 degrees.    For Wanaka and Glenorchy 13 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 15 degrees.    
 
Tomorrow cloudy although a few fine periods as well.   Light winds and moderate temperatures.
 
Thursday showers spreading up in the morning and becoming much colder with snow lowering to 500 metres.     Southwesterlies freshening in the morning, becoming lighter by nightfall and turning southeasterly.
 
Friday a few showers and becoming fine during the day.   Southeasterlies dying away.
 
 
 

Monday, August 10, 2020

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

A cool southwesterly airstream covers New Zealand.   A large depression is located in the north Tasman Sea and is moving towards the north of the North Island.   Two warm fronts associated with this depression lie just to the north of Northland.    An anticyclone is situated just to the west of Tasmania and covers southeastern Australia.  A stationary front lies just to the south of Southland.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies this morning with moderate to fresh westerly winds.   Winds decreasing and weather becoming fine this afternoon.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.3 degrees.   Wanaka 13.9 degrees.   Kinloch 14.3 degrees.    Arrowtown 13.5 degrees.      Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres gale westerlies 70 kph, easing to 60 kph this morning.    At 2000 metres gale southwesterlies 80 kph.     Freezing level about 1500 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Wanaka 14 degrees.    For Cromwell and Alexandra 15 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Wednesday some morning cloud clearing to a fine afternoon.    Moderate westerly winds decreasing tomorrow morning then becoming light and variable.  Southwesterlies may freshen later on Wednesday.    Light frosts each night.
 
Thursday showers developing Thursday morning with snow lowering to 800 metres, becoming isolated in the afternoon.   Southwesterlies freshening in the afternoon.