Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 17th November.

An anticyclone remains stationary over New Zealand and is expected to remain for several days yet.   A stationary front also remains to the northeast of the North Island.   A northwesterly airstream remains over the southwest Tasman Sea.    Little change is likely to the weather map over the next few days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after the clearance of any morning low cloud.    Little wind at first but light northwesterlies developing this afternoon.    Warm temperatures.        Maximum temperatures for Queenstown 22.7 degrees.   Wanaka 21.7 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 23.0 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph developing in the afternoon.   At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph.   Freezing level above 3000 metres.     Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston  23 degrees.   Wanaka 22 degrees.   Glenorchy 21 degrees.    Cromwell 24 degrees.   Alexandra 25 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine weather continuing although with high cloud increasing during the day.   Light to moderate northwesterly winds and continuing warm temperatures.
 
Friday cloudy with much upper level cloud.    Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.
 
Saturday overcast with rain, heavy at times about the western ranges.     Fresh northwesterlies changing fresh southwesterlies and becoming cooler.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 16th November.

A large, stationary anticyclone covers New Zealand.   Highest pressure centres remain in the central Tasman Sea and near the Chatham Islands.    A stationary front continues to lie to the northeast of the North Island.     A northwesterly airstream flows over the southwest Tasman Sea.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after the clearance of any morning low cloud.   Light variable winds and warm temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.8 degrees.   Wanaka 18.7 degrees.   Kinloch  19.2 degrees.   Arrowtown 17.8 degrees.     Forecast upper lever winds for today at 1000 metres light and variable.   At 2000 metres southwesterly 40 kph dying out, then northwest 35 kph from evening.     Freezing level 2300 metres, gradually rising to 3000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston  21 degrees.  For Glenorchy and Wanaka 19 degrees.    For Cromwell 22 degrees.   For Alexandra 24 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine weather continuing although some increase in cloud towards evening.   Light northwesterly winds and warm temperatures.
 
Thursday fine although with increasing upper level cloud during the day.   Northwesterly winds freshening and warm temperatures.
 
Friday rain developing about the western ranges and cloudy with scattered rain developing elsewhere during the day.    Fresh northwesterlies and mild temperatures.
 
 
 
 
 
  

Monday, November 12, 2018

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 15th November.

A large anticyclone covers New Zealand with highest pressures in the central Tasman and near the Chatham Islands.   A stationary front lies to the northeast of the North Island while a weak cold front is crossing Puysegur Point this morning.    Another small front lies across Auckland.    The anticyclone should lie over New Zealand for the next several days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies with a few spots of rain possible this morning or early afternoon, clearing later in the afternoon.     Light westerly winds and mild temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 20.9 degrees.    Wanaka 19.3 degrees.   Kinloch 18.0 degrees.   Arrowtown 21.0 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerlies 35 kph.    At 2000 metres westerly 50 kph, easing to 30 kph this morning, then rising to southwest 50 kph at night.   Freezing level 1900 metres, gradually rising to 2300 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today is for Queenstown, Kingston 17 degrees.   Glenorchy and Wanaka 16 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine and sunny after the clearance of morning low cloud.   Light westerly winds and warm afternoon temperatures.
 
Wednesday continuing fine but with winds tending more northwesterly and freshening.     There may be a few spots of afternoon rain.
 
Thursday increasing high cloud during the day with northwesterlies freshening further.   A few spots of rain during the evening.