- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 25th September. - September 21, 2019
An intense, slow moving anticyclone covers New Zealand. Highest pressures are west of Northland and midway between Banks Peninsula and the Chatham Islands. A northwesterly airstream covers the western Tasman Sea. A depression is centred south of Tasmania with an associated cold front extending from its centre northwards to southern NSW. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, clear weather,although some high cloud may spread in this evening. A little rain will spread to the western ranges overnight. Little wind at first but northwesterlies developing this evening. Mild afternoon temperatures. Light frosts tonight in sheltered places. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.4 degrees. Wanaka 18.5 degrees. Kinloch Arrowtown 17.8 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 40 kph developing this evening, rising to 55 kph later. At 2000 metres northwest 40 kph rising to gale 75 kph late afternoon, then to severe gale 95 kph at night. Freezing level 2600 metres, lowering to 2000 metres this morning. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 17 degrees. For Glenorchy 16 degrees. For Wanaka 18 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 19 degrees. Tomorrow rain about the western ranges, heavy at times and a few isolated falls elsewhere, generally clearing to a fine afternoon. Strong northwesterly, easing a little in the afternoon then increasing westerly developing by evening. Tuesday fine although a few showers about the western ranges. Moderate westerlies. Wednesday some heavy rain about the western ranges but fine elsewhere.
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