- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 26th September. - September 22, 2018
A depression is situated to the northeast of the North Island and is slow moving. A small anticyclone lies near the Chatham Islands while a large anticyclone lies in the north Tasman Sea. Between these two highs a ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island and central districts of the country. A northwesterly airstream flows to the south and southeast of the South Island while a cold front is approaching Puysegur Point. This front is followed by a colder westerly change. A further cold front lies to the south of Tasmania and will move onto southern districts of the South Island tomorrow afternoon. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago is for fine at first but cloud increasing during the morning. Occasional rain spreading to most places this evening. Moderate northwest winds dying out this evening. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 19.1 degrees. Wanaka 18.6 degrees. Kinloch 16.5 degrees. Arrowtown no report. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 35 kph dying out this evening. At 2000 metres northwest rising to gale 70 kph in the morning, then easing to 50 kph in the evening. Freezing level 1700 metres, gradually lowering to 1300 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 17 degrees. Glenorchy 16 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 19 degrees. Tomorrow scattered rain and sleet with snow down to 400 metres. Moderate westerlies turning cold southerly in the afternoon. Conditions improving overnight. Tuesday and Wednesday a mix of cloud and fine periods with a few scattered showers and snow showers down to 600 metres. Freshening westerlies on Tuesday, decreasing southerlies on Wednesday.
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