- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 15th Decermber. - December 11, 2018
A depression lies to the west of Buller and is moving very slowly northeatwards. It extends a weak trough of low pressure over most of New Zealand. Pressures are relatively high over the north and southeast of the country. A front extending north to south is moving eastwards over the North Island while another stationary front lies over Southland and southern Fiordland. Conditions are not changing very much with cloudy skies in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon over much of the country. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy periods during the morning with isolated showers possible in the afternoon. Very little wind and mild to warm temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 21.1 degrees. Wanaka 18.9 degrees. Kinloch 17.1 degrees. Arrowtown 19.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres easterly 40 kph developing in the afternoon. At 2000 metres light and variable. Freezing level 2800 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 21 degrees. For Glenorchy and Wanaka 19 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 20 degrees. Tomorrow weather continuing much the same with cloudy skies in the morning but dry, then a few isolated showers in the afternoon. Light winds and warm temperatures. Friday and Saturday a little morning and evening cloud otherwise clearing to fine, sunny days, with light winds and warm temperatures.
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