Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

FForecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 19th January.

A depression is centred just to the northeast of the North Island and is slow moving.   A couple of very slow moving fronts associated with this depression lie over the east of the North Island. The North Island is expected to have rather unsettled conditions today.   An anticyclone in the mid Tasman Sea extends southeastwards over the South Island today with fine weather there.  A weak front in the south Tasman should reach Stewart Island tonight and move over the South Island tomorrow, weakening further as it goes.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes for today is for fine weather after the clearance of morning low cloud.    A few areas of high cloud possible during the day.   Little wind and temperatures becoming very warm.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 25.9 degrees.   Wanaka 25.6 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 25.2 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.       Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 28 degrees.    For Glenorchy 25 degrees.   For Wanaka 27 degrees.    For Cromwell 29 degrees.   For Alexandra 30 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloud increasing with the possibility of an isolated shower during the afternoon.   Light winds and very warm temperatures.
 
Friday fine weather after the clearance of morning low cloud.    Light to moderate northwesterlies and warm temperatures.
 
Saturday overcast with rain, heavy about the western ranges.   Fresh northwesterlies, strong to gale force in exposed areas.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 18th January.

An anticyclone remains slow moving well out northeast of the Chatham Islands while a small depression lies over the northeast of the North Island.   An associated frontal system lies to the east of the North Island.   Another anticyclone lies in the Tasman Sea and is spreading onto the South Island.    Hot northerly winds lie over the east of Australia.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after the clearance of morning low cloud.    Light easterly winds and warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 22.0 degrees.   Wanaka 23.1 degrees.   Kinloch 19.5 degrees.   Arrowtown 21.9 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 24 degrees.    For Glenorchy 22 degrees.    For Wanaka and Cromwell 25 degrees.    For Alexandra 26 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine with light winds turning westerly in the afternoon and temperatures becoming very warm.
 
Thursday a mix of cloudy and sunny periods with light to moderate westerly winds and temperatures very warm.
 
Friday fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.     Northwesterly winds freshening to become strong in exposed areas.     Very warm temperatures.
 
 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 17th January.

An anticyclone lies to the east of New Zealand and is moving slowly away.   The country lies under a rather weak trough of low pressure with several embedded fronts, the main one lying over central districts.   Another anticyclone lies in the western Tasman Sea to the east of Bass Strait and is slow moving.    A northerly airstream lies over eastern Australia with some very high temperatures.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a little cloud at first otherwise fine with light to moderate winds from an easterly quarter.   Temperatures just a little cooler than of late.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.2 degrees.   Wanaka 20.8 degrees.   Kinloch 20.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 17.1 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southerly 30 kph rising to 50 kph this morning, then dying out in the evening.   At 2000 metres southeast 35 kph, dying out in the afternoon.    Freezing level 2100 metres at first, rising above 3000 metres during the morning.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 20 degrees.   For Glenorchy 21 degrees.    For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 23 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Wednesday fine after the clearance of morning low cloud or fog patches.   Very little wind and temperatures becoming warmer.
 
Thursday increasing cloud with a few afternoon showers.    Westerly winds developing and temperatures warm.