Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Friday, April 10, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 13th April.

A large anticyclone is situated in the central Tasman Sea and covers the whole Tasman. A light and rather cool southerly airstream covers New Zealand.   Westerlies flow to the south of the Tasman and New Zealand with a cold front lying to the west of Tasmania.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light variable winds and moderate to mild afternoon temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.8 degrees,   Wanaka 16.0 degrees,   Kinloch 16.5 degrees,   Arrowtown 16.1 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable.   At 2000 metres southwest 40 kph, turning northwest 30 kph tonight.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 16 degrees.   For Glenorchy 15 degrees.   For Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 17 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine weather continuing after the clearance of morning low cloud.   Light northwesterly winds in the morning, freshening in the afternoon.
 
Sunday rain developing in the morning, becoming heavy about the western ranges in the afternoon.   Strong northwesterly winds, gale force in exposed areas.    Winds turning southwesterly at night.
 
Monday rain changing to showers then easing later in the day.     Snow lowering to 1000 metres.    Freshening southwesterlies, gale force in exposed areas.    Colder temperatures.
 
 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 12th April.

A large anticyclone centred over Tasmania covers southeastern Australia, the Tasman Sea and is extending towards New Zealand, although light, rather cool southwesterlies still cover New Zealand.   Weak fronts lie over East Cape, Taranaki and Marlborough.     Tropical Cyclone Harold lies southeast of Fiji and is moving away southeastwards.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy to overcast skies this morning but clearing by midday to a fine afternoon.     Light westerly winds and mild afternoon temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.2 degrees.    Wanaka 16.5 degrees.    Kinloch   Arrowtown 16.0 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 45 kph.    At 2000 metres southwest 60 kph.    Freezing level 1400 metres, gradually rising to 3000 metres by evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston 16 degrees.     For Glenorchy 15 degrees.    For Wanaka 17 degrees.  For Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine with light winds and mild afternoon temperatures.
 
Saturday fine but with increasing upper level cloud and northerly winds freshening.   Temperatures becoming warmer.
 
Sunday rain becoming widespread during the day and heavy at times about the western ranges. Northerlies freshening further and becoming gale or severe gale in exposed areas.
 
 
 
  

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 11th April.

A weak trough of low pressure covers the North Island with several fronts embedded in it;  the main one lying just to the west of the NorthIsland.    A cooler southwesterly airstream covers the South Island.   Two more weak cold fronts are crossing the south Tasman Sea with one very close to Puysegur Point.   An anticyclone lies centred to the west of Tasmania and extends a ridge of high pressure into the Tasman Sea.     Tropical Cyclone Harold lies just to the northeast of Fiji.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a fine day apart from a little increase in cloud this afternoon.     Light west to northwesterly winds and mild afternoon temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.2 degrees.    Wanaka 21.0 degrees.   Kinloch 18.5 degrees.     Arrowtown 18.0 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 30 kph.    At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph, rising to westerly 60 kph tonight.     Freezing level lowering to 1600 metres this morning, and to 1300 metres in the south by this evening.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown 19 degrees.    For Kingston and Glenorchy 18 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 20 degrees.    For Alexandra 21 degrees.
 
Tomorrow areas of cloud about Kingston and the southern ranges otherwise fine with light to moderate westerly winds.
 
Friday showers about the western ranges and mainly fine elsewhere.     Freshening northwesterly winds, strong or gale force in exposed areas.
 
Saturday rain becoming general, heavy at times about the western ranges.  Northwesterly winds becoming strong and gale in exposed areas.   Becoming cooler with snow on the tops.