Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 18th December.

A blocking anticyclone remains absolutely stationary far to the east of the North Island.    A westerly airstream flows over the middle and southern Tasman Sea and the South Island.    Stationary fonts lie to the north of the North Island and over the centre of the North Island, while a slow moving weak cold front is approaching Puysegur Point.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for overcast skies with occasional rain.   The rain heavy and thundery about the western ranges but more occasional and lighter in districts further east.    The rain changing to isolated showers in the afternoon then clearing in the evening.    Light northwesterly winds and temperatures becoming somewhat cooler.      Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.2 degrees.   Wanaka 19.0 degrees.   Kinloch 15.5 degrees     Arrowtown 21.6 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 50 kph becoming light during the morning.   At 2000 metres northwest gale 70 kph, easing to westerly 45 kph during this morning and becoming light in the afternoon.    Freezing level about 2100 metres.  Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 16 degrees.   For Glenorchy and Wanaka 15 degrees.    For Cromwell 17 degrees.     For Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine at first but cloud increasing during the afternoon and rain developing late evening.   Little wind.
 
Tuesday and Wednesday rain changing to showers Tuesday afternoon and persisting on Wednesday.   Winds changing southwesterly Tuesday afternoon.
 
 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 17th Deember.

A blocking anticyclone lies well to the east of he North Island and is stationary.     Pressures are low to the south of New Zealand and a broad trough extends up over the country.   Cold fronts lie over Nelson,  Banks Peninsula and over the Southland coast.   A disturbed westerly airstream flows over the Tasman Sea.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for much upper level cloud and a few showers about the western ranges turning to rain later in the afternoon.    Freshening west to northwest winds, strong in exposed areas this afternoon.    Warm temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 22.7 degrees,   Wanaka 22.0 degrees , Kinloch 21.5 degrees,    Arrowtown 22.4 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 35 kph, rising to 55 kph this evening.    At 2000 metres northwest 50 kph, rising to gale 75 kph this evening.     Freezing level rising to 2100 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 21 degrees.     For Glenorchy 19 degrees.     For Wanaka and Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 23 degrees.
 
Tomorrow morning rain about the western ranges and a few scattered falls further east at times, all clearing by midday.     A few showers however developing later in the day in eastern districts.  Northwest winds decreasing during the day and tending west to southwestely in eastern areas in the afternoon.  
 
Monday increasing cloud with rain developing about the western ranges.   Light to moderate east to northeasterly winds.      Mild temperatures.
 
Tuesday occasional rain sometimes heavy and becoming cooler with snow to 1500 metres on the mountains.   Winds tending southerly and freshening.
 
 
 
 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 16th December.

A blocking anticyclone remains far to the east of the North Island while a small low remains just northeast of East Cape.   Another small depression lies just west of Puysegur Point and is moving southeastwards.   A moderate northwesterly airstream flows onto the southern half of the South Island.    A frontal system extends from south of the South Island up northwestwards through the Tasman Sea.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies with a few showers possible this morning, clearing this afternoon.   Northwest winds changing to westerly this afternoon and decreasing to light.   Temperatures warm.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 23.5 degrees,   Wanaka 25.0 degrees,   Kinloch no report,   Arrowtown 25.1 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 55 kph changing to westerly 40 kph in the afternoon.   At 2000 metres gale northwest 75 kph changing to westerly 55 kph in the afternoon.    Freezing level gradually lowering to 1800 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 21 degrees.   For Glenorchy 19 degrees.     For Wanaka 20 degrees.    For Cromwell 22 degrees.     For Alexandra 24 degrees.
 
Tomorrow much high cloud but dry although rain developing about the western ranges towards evening.    Again warm.
 
Sunday morning rain about the western ranges and a few falls elsewhere, clearing later.   Northwesterlies fresh to strong at first but easing later in the day.
 
Monday cloud increasing during the day and rain developing about the western ranges.   Scattered rain developing elsewhere later in the day.    Winds changing moderate northesterlies.