- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 25th April. - April 21, 2019
There has been little change to the situation since yesterday with a low centred to the west of the North Island and a series of fronts approaching the west coast of the North Island from the west. A stationary front lies over Mid Canterbury while an anticyclone lies centred to the northeast of the Chatham Islands and a second anticyclone is centred in the central Tasman Sea. Another front lies slow moving to the south of the South Island then curls up northwards through the western Tasman Sea. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Centrral Otago for today is for fine weather after the clearance of any morning low cloud or fog patches. Little wind and mild afternoon temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 13.3 degrees. Wanaka 13.6 degrees. Kinloch 11.3 degrees. Arrowtown 13.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable. Freezing level rising above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Wanaka and Cromwell 17 degrees. For Glenorchy 18 degrees. For Alexandra 16 degrees. Tomorrow the forecast remains the same with early morning low cloud clearing to fine weather, light winds and mild afternoon temperatures. Wednesday a mix of cloudy and fine periods with light westerlies developing. Moderate temperatures. Thursday becoming generally cloudy with winds veering northwesterly and freshening. Rising to gale force in exposed areas.
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