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.