Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Sunday 24th and Monday 25th January.

An anticyclone lies centered just northwest of Cape Reinga and covers
the northern half of the North Island while a weak warm front lies over
Auckland.   Another weak cold front lies over North Taranaki.    A deep
depression lies slow moving to the south of the Tasman Sea.   A westerly
airstream flows over the South Island ahead of a cold front lying over
Stewart Island.    The westerly airstream should turn more northwest on
Monday and Tuesday over the South Island.   A very warm northerly
airstream lies over southeastern Australia.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for
mainly fine weather although a little cloud at times and the possibility
of an isolated shower this afternoon.     Moderate to fresh west to
northwesterly winds, strong and gusty in exposed places at times.     
Warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were
Queenstown 23.7 degrees.  Wanaka 23.1 degrees.   Kinloch no report.  
Arrowtown 23.1 degrees. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for
Queenstown and Kingston 23 degrees.    For Wanaka and Glenorchy 22
degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 24 degrees.

Tomorrow fine weather although with areas of high cloud at times.   Warm
or very warm temperatures.   Fresh to strong west to northwesterly
winds, gale force in exposed areas.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January.

A large anticyclone centered just northwest of Cape Reinga covers the
Nor   Becoming warm this afternoon. th Island and stretches a ridge of
high pressure out to the east.   A deep depression lies far to the south
of the Tasman Sea and extends a strong westerly airstream over the South
Island.    Two fronts lie from Westland out into the Tasman Sea while a
further cold front is moving northwards over Otago.  This front weakens
over the North Island tomorrow.    A northwesterly airstream freshens
over central and southern New Zealand tomorrow and Monday.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is fpr rain
in the northwest ranges, heavy at times and a few showers elsewhere but
generally clearing this afternoon to partly cloudy conditions.  Fresh
northwesterly winds this morning, strong to gale force in exposed
places, decreasing this afternoon.  Becoming warm this afternoon. 
Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 23.7 degrees.   
Wanaka 22.5 degrees.   Kinloch 22.8 degrees.   Arrowtown 22.5 degrees.  
Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest rising to
gale 80 kph this morning then easing to 50 kph this afternoon.    At
2000 metres northwest rising to severe gale 90 kph early this morning,
then easing to gale 70 kph this afternoon.   Freezing level about 2800
metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and
Kingston 21 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees. For Glenorchy
20 degrees.    For Alexandra 23 degrees.

Tomorrow mainly fine but with one or two isolated light showers.   
Northwesterlies freshening again.   Mild temperatures.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today and tomorrow Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January.

A large anticyclone lies centered in the north Tasman Sea and extends
onto the North Island while a westerly airstream flows onto the South
Island.   A front lies over Southland and will move up the South Island
today, weakening over the North Island tomorrow as a ridge of high
pressure moves off to the east. Another front moves onto the south of
the South Island on Sunday.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for
cloudy this morning but clearing to a fine afternoon.    Light winds
turning northwesterly this evening.    Temperatures becoming warm this
afternoon.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown
18.9 degrees,    Wanaka 18.3 degrees,   Kinloch 17.3 degrees,    
Arrowtown 17.6 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000
metres light and variable this morning, becoming northwesterly 40 kph in
the evening.   At 2000 metres southwesterly 40 kph turning northwest 60
kph in the evening. Freezing level 2400 metres gradually rising to 2800
metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and
Kingston 20 degrees.  For Glenorchy and Wanaka 19 degrees.   For
Cromwell and Alexandra 22 degrees.

Tomorrow a few showers but rain in the western ranges heavy at times,
clearing to a fine afternoon with northwesterlies freshening.   Warm
afternoon temperatures.