Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Friday, September 21, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 24th September.

A shallow depression lies to the east of the upper South Island and is moving away southeastwards.    A very weak ridge of high pressure lies over the lower South Island.   A weak cold front is moving north over the coastal areas of South Otago while another frontal system is moving towards Puysegur Point.   This also is rather weak.    An anticyclone lies over southeastern Australia.    A small depression is expected to develop to the west of Buller and move northeastwards towards the north of the North Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies at first with an isolated shower possible but mainly dry and clearing with cloud breaking this afternoon.   Little wind at first but light to moderate southerly developing during the morning.    Moderate daytime temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 15.6
degrees,   Wanaka 16.2 degrees.   Kinloch 15.4 degrees.   Arrowtown 15.4 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds at 1000 metres changing southerly 30 kph this morning then gradually dying out.    At 2000 metres changing southwest 30 kph this morning.   Freezing level gradually rising to 2200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Glenorchy and Kingston 14 degrees.   For Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 15 degrees.   
 
Tomorrow a mix of fine and cloudy periods with light to moderate westerly winds and moderate temperatures.
 
Sunday increasing cloud and rain developing by afternoon.   Strong northwesterlies changing fresh to strong southwesterlies with temperatures becoming colder and snow lowering to 700 metres by evening.
 
Monday showers of rain and sleet and snow down to 400 metres.   Southwesterlies decreasing and fine by afternoon.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 23rd September.

A rather weak depression lies to the northeast of the North Island and is slow moving.   A front extends from East Cape out eastwards.    A weak, stationary front lies through Cook Strait.   Behind the front a ridge of high pressure covers most of the South Island from an anticyclone in the north Tasman Sea.    A weak depression lies in the south Tasman Sea and should cross over the South Island overnight tonight.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather although high cloud increasing during the day and rain developing about the western ranges this afternoon.     There may be a few spots of rain elsewhere later in the day.   Moderate northwesterly winds turning lighter northeasterly this afternoon.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.0 degrees.   Wanaka 15.4 degrees.   Kinloch   Arrowtown 12.8 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 45 kph, turning northeast 40 kph in the afternoon.    At 2000 metres northwest gale 70 kph, gradually easing to 40 kph in the afternoon and evening.    Freezing level lowering to 1100 metres this morning, then gradually lifting to 1500 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today is for Queenstown and Kingston 12 degrees.   For Glenorchy 14 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 13 degrees.   For Alexandra 15 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy with showers from morning then clearing by evening.   Light to moderate southerly winds, dying away during the day.    Light frosts at night.
 
Saturday a mix of cloudy and sunny periods  with freshening northwesterlies.
 
Sunday a period of rain spreading in with strong northwesterlies changing southerly and becoming colder with snow lowering to 700 metres.
 
 
                                                                                                                                              

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 22nd September.

A small, slow moving depression is located to the northeast of the North Island giving some rain to the north and east of the North Island in an onshore easterly airstream.     A stationary front lies just off North Cape.    An anticyclone covers the South Island with the main centre in the central Tasman Sea.    A cold front lies east of Tasmania with a northwesterly airstream ahead of it flowing over the south Tasman Sea and onto the south of the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather apart from a little scattered high cloud this afternoon.    Little wind and moderate daytime temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 12.3 degrees    Wanaka 11.1 degrees.   Kinloch no report.    Arrowtown 8.9 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph, rising to 50 kph in the evening.    At 2000 metres northwest 50 kph, rising to gale 65 kph at night.    Freezing level about 1500 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra 12 degrees.   For Wanaka and Kingston 11 degrees.   For Glenorchy 10 degrees.
 
Tomorrow some rain about the western ranges otherwise cloudy and dry.     Moderate northwest winds tending more northerly.    Moderate to mild temperatures.
 
Friday and Saturday rain, heavy about the western ranges.  Fresh to strong southerly  winds and temperatures becoming cooler with snow down to 800 metres.    Winds tending more westerly by later on Saturday.