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.