- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 21st November. - November 17, 2019
An anticyclone still lies slow moving to the northeast of the North Island while a depression lies southeast of Otago. A moderate to fresh westerly airstream covers New Zealand. A slow moving cold front lies over the north of the South Island. Another anticyclone lies slow moving in the western Tasman Sea just east of NSW. A depression is centred well south of Tasmania and is moving eastwards. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies this morning although the occasional sunny spell. Cloud generally clearing this afternoon. Westerlies generally freshening this morning and cool temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.3 degrees, Wanaka 15.9 degrees. Kinloch 16.3 degrees. Arrowtown 19.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres westerlies rising to 45 kph this morning. At 2000 metres westerly 50 kph, rising to gale 75 kph this evening. Freezing level about 1200 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Wanaka 15 degrees. For Cromwell 16 degrees. For Alexandra 17 degrees. Tomorrow and Wednesday scattered rain developing in the mornings, clearing in the afternoons to an isolated shower. Fresh westerly winds easing in the evenings. Still rather cool. Thursday becoming fine with moderate southwest winds turning northwest and temperatures becoming milder.
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