- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 23 June. - June 19, 2019
An anticyclone to the east of New Zealand out near the Chatham Is;lands is moving away eastwards. Its western side still extends back over New Zealand. A trough of low pressure covers the Tasman Sea and will move onto the country. One small depression lies in the central Tasman Sea while another depression lies in the the south Tasman. A series of fronts lie to the north of New Zealand and will move down onto Northland during the day. The depression in the south Tasman will lie just to the west of Fiordland by tonight. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after a frosty start. Cloudy at first becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Scattered rain developing about the western ranges this evening. Little wind at first but northwesterlies developing this afternoon with temperatures becoming moderate. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 6.5 degrees. Wanaka 5.5 degrees. Kinloch no report. Arrowtown 4.5 degrees. Frosts this morning Queenstown minus 4.5 degrees. Arrowtown minus 7.0 degrees. Forecast upper level winds at 1000 metres northerly 35 kph developing this morning, rising to northeast 50 kph in the evening. At 2000 metres northwest 40 kph, rising to northerly gale 75 kph by evening. Freezing level 900 metres early, rising to 1600 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown and Kingston 8 degrees. For Wanaka and Glenorchy 7 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 6 degrees. Tomorrow rain about the western ranges with snow to 1000 metres. Northwesterlies freshening and up to gale force in exposed areas. Cool temperatures. Saturday rain about the western ranges and a few spots elsewhere at times. Becoming cooler with snow lowering to 800 metres. Northwesterlies dying away. Sunday a mix of cloudy and fine weather with southwesterly winds developing.
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