A large anticyclone is situated in the central Tasman Sea and covers the whole Tasman. A light and rather cool southerly airstream covers New Zealand. Westerlies flow to the south of the Tasman and New Zealand with a cold front lying to the west of Tasmania.
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with light variable winds and moderate to mild afternoon temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.8 degrees, Wanaka 16.0 degrees, Kinloch 16.5 degrees, Arrowtown 16.1 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable. At 2000 metres southwest 40 kph, turning northwest 30 kph tonight. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 16 degrees. For Glenorchy 15 degrees. For Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 17 degrees.
Tomorrow fine weather continuing after the clearance of morning low cloud. Light northwesterly winds in the morning, freshening in the afternoon.
Sunday rain developing in the morning, becoming heavy about the western ranges in the afternoon. Strong northwesterly winds, gale force in exposed areas. Winds turning southwesterly at night.
Monday rain changing to showers then easing later in the day. Snow lowering to 1000 metres. Freshening southwesterlies, gale force in exposed areas. Colder temperatures.