Daily Forecast

David Crow’s Weather Forecast

  • Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Tuesday 20th August. - August 16, 2019
    A complex trough of low pressure covers central parts of the country.    A disturbed south to southwesterly airstream flows over the South Island.    Several cold fronts lie over the north of the South Island while another cold front is crossing Otago.    An anticycone lies over southeastern Australia and extends a ridge of high pressure to the south of the South Island.   Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies and a little rain at first this morning, clearing to a fine afternoon.    Light to moderate southeasterly winds, fresh in exposed areas.     Cool temperatures.     Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 13.1 degrees.   Wanaka 13.8 degrees.    Kinloch no report.     Arrowtown 14.5 degrees.     Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres changing southeast 50 kph early morning.    At 2000 metres changing southeast gale 65 kph early morning.     Freezing level lowering to 800 metres this morning, and to 600 metres in the evening.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 9 degrees.    For Glenorchy 8 degrees.    For Wanaka 10 degrees.     For Cromwell and Alexandra 11 degrees.     Tomorrow fine with moderate southesterlies turning northwesterly.   Monday and Tuesday increasing cloud on Monday with northwesterlies rising to fresh and becoming strong in exposed areas.   Temperatures rising.   Scattered rain developing on Tuesday.      

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