- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 26th October. - October 22, 2018
A large anticyclone with centres east of East Cape and west of Taranaki covers the whole country. It is moving very slowly northeastwards. A weak frontal system lies in the south Tasman Sea and should move onto Puysegur Point this afternoon. A northwesterly airstream flows over the southwest Tasman Sea. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for upper level cloud increasing with occasional rain developing about the western ranges early this afternoon. A few brief falls spreading elsewhere later in the afternoon or early this evening. Light northwest winds and warm temperatures. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 23.6 degrees. Wanaka 25.1 degrees. Kinloch 25.6 degrees. Arrowtown no report. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph. At 2000 metres northwest 55 kph, easing to 35 kph for a time in the afternoon. Freezing level above 3000 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 23 degrees. For Wanaka and Cromwell 24 degrees. For Alexandra 26 degrees. Tomorrow overcast with rain, heavy at times about the western ranges. Elsewhere dry in the morning but scattered rain developing in the afternoon. Freshening northwest winds, changing moderate southwesterly at night. Temperatures becoming a little cooler. Thursday rain, heavy at times, easing to isolated showers in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh southeasterlies dying away. Friday a mix of cloud and a few sunny periods with northerlies developing.
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