Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 19th February.

A cold front is crossing the upper South Island this morning but weakening considerably.   It should cross the North Island  later today but become very weak.    An anticyclone situated east of Tasmania is spreading a ridge of high pressure onto the South Island and this will move onto the North Island tomorrow.   An anticyclone will prevail over the country on Monday but with westerlies spreading onto southern districts.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light southwest winds this morning, dying out this afternoon.    Temperatures a little cooler today.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 24.7 degrees.   Wanaka 23.6 degrees.   Kinloch 18.5 degrees.    Arrowtown 23.0 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 30 kph, dying out this afternoon.   At 2000 metres southwest 60 kph, easing to 40 kph this morning.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 22 degrees.   For Wanaka 21 degrees.   For Glenorchy 20 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 23 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Monday fine apart from a few areas of morning cloud.   Some rain later in the day on Monday about the western ranges.    Little wind tomorrow, northwesterlies freshening on Monday.     Mild to warm temperatures.
 
Tuesday cloudy skies with rain about the western ranges, possibly heavy at times.   Some scattered rain spreading further east by later in the day.    Strong northwesterlies, gale force in exposed areas.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 18th February.

A ridge of high pressure still covers the North Island but a weakening cold front should cross the island today,  weakening right away by this evening.   A further front should move onto southern districts of the South Island this afternoon, but this too is rather weak.    It is followed by a ridge of high pressure which should cover New Zealand over the weekend.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather at first but showers developing about the western ranges this afternoon, spreading elsewhere by this evening.   Moderate to fresh westerly winds and mild to warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 21.1 degrees.   Wanaka 23.5 degrees.   Kinloch 23.1 degrees.   Arrowtown 23.5 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerly 50 kph.    At 2000 metres westerly 60 kph, rising to gale 70 kph for a time this afternoon and evening.   Freezing level lowering to 2000 metres tonight.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 21 degrees.    For Glenorchy 19 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 24 degrees.   
 
Tomorrow and Sunday fine with light westerly winds, freshening later on Sunday.   Temperatures mild.
 
Monday increasing and thickening high cloud.    A few showers developing about the western ranges but dry elsewhere.   Moderate northwesterly winds.
 
 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 17th February.

A ridge of high pressure covers the North Island with mainly fine conditions while northwesterly conditions cover the South Island.    An active cold front lies just off Puysegur Point and is moving very slowly.   It should pass through the Southern Lakes and Central Otago by early afternoon with a period of rain and a decided drop in temperatures.      A very deep depression lies far to the south of Tasmania and is moving southwards.      An anticyclone lies in the Australian Bight and should be moving into the western Tasman Sea by later tomorrow.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies with a period of rain by about midday, easing this evening.   The rain could be heavy about the western ranges.   Fresh northwest winds changing to moderate southwesterlies by early afternoon.    Mild temperatures at first but decidedly cooler this afternoon.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 28.1 degrees.   Wanaka 28.1 degrees.   Kinloch no report.     Arrowtown 27.1 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest gale 65 kph easing to southwest 30 kph in the afternoon.    At 2000 metres northwest gale 80 kph easing to southwest 30 kph in the afternoon.   Freezing level lowering to 2500 metres in the afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kinston 21 degrees.   For Glenorchy 20 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 24 degrees.
 
Tomorrow a mix of cloudy and a few sunny periods with a little scattered rain developing at night.   Westerlies freshening during the day.   Temperatures cool to moderate.
 
Saturday and Sunday fine after areas of morning cloud clear.    Southwesterlies dying away on Saturday and little wind on Sunday.    Mild temperatures.