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.