Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Forecast or the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 22nd January.

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.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 21st January.

An anticyclone lies east of the Chatham Island and is moving away.   It still extends back over the South Island to another centre west of Westland.     A depression lies just east of East Cape while a depresion is centred southwest of the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather apart fr  om a little high cloud at times.   Light winds and warm or very warm temperatures.   Maximum temperatures for yesterday were Queenstown 28.6 degrees.    Wanaka 28.3 degrees.   Kinloch 28.5 degrees.      Arrowtown 27.5 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, Glenorchy and Wanaka 27 degrees.   For Cromwell 28 degrees.   For Alexandra 30 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and right through until Tuesday fine weather will continue with light winds and warm or very warm temperatures. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 20th January.

A large anticyclone centred south of the Chatham Islands extends back over most of New Zealand.   A trough of low pressure is centred over southeastern Australia and giving some much needed relief there.   A tropical storm in the tropics far to the north is moving southwards and should turn into a cyclone within the next 24 hours.    It should remain fine over most of New Zealand today although smog from the Australian bushfires should be rather prevalent.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather apart from some upper level cloud at times.    It will also be rather hazy from the Australian fires.   Light variable winds and warm temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 26.6 degrees,    Wanaka 28.3 degrees,   Kinloch no report,   Arrowtown 27.7 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable.    At 2000 metres northerly 35 kph dying out overnight.    Freezing level above 3000 metres.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 25 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 27 degrees.    For Glenorchy 24 degrees.    For Alexandra 28 degrees.
 
Forecast for tomorrow and up until Monday is for fine warm weather with light winds.   There may be a little cloud at times during the afternoons and possibly an isolated shower about the western ranges.