An anticyclone is centred far to the east of the Chatham Islands but still extends back over New Zealand to another centre west of the South Island. Tropical Cyclone Tiki is located well to the north northeast of the North Island, north of the Kermadec Islands but is not expected to affect New Zealand. Pressures are low over southeastern Australia.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light winds and warm or very warm temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queentown 28.4 degrees. Wanaka 28.8 degrees. Kinloch 27.5 degrees. Arrowtown 29.0 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, Kingston, Wanaka 29 degrees. For Glenorchy 28 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 30 degrees.
Tomorrow and right through until Wednesday fine weather will continue with light winds and very warm temperatures.