An anticyclone remains stationary over New Zealand and is expected to remain for several days yet. A stationary front also remains to the northeast of the North Island. A northwesterly airstream remains over the southwest Tasman Sea. Little change is likely to the weather map over the next few days.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after the clearance of any morning low cloud. Little wind at first but light northwesterlies developing this afternoon. Warm temperatures. Maximum temperatures for Queenstown 22.7 degrees. Wanaka 21.7 degrees. Kinloch no report. Arrowtown 23.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph developing in the afternoon. At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 23 degrees. Wanaka 22 degrees. Glenorchy 21 degrees. Cromwell 24 degrees. Alexandra 25 degrees.
Tomorrow fine weather continuing although with high cloud increasing during the day. Light to moderate northwesterly winds and continuing warm temperatures.
Friday cloudy with much upper level cloud. Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.
Saturday overcast with rain, heavy at times about the western ranges. Fresh northwesterlies changing fresh southwesterlies and becoming cooler.