- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 20th July. - July 16, 2018
A small depression lies east of the North Island and is moving away. A westerly airstream flows over the Tasman Sea and onto the south of the South Island. Pressures are relatively high to the north of the North Island and a weak ridge of high pressure is moving onto northern parts of the country. An active cold front lies to the west of Tasmania and is followed by cold west to southwesterly conditions. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather with little wind, light northerlies predominating. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 11.2 degrees. Kinloch no report. Wanaka 10.2 degrees. Arrowtown 10.6 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwest 30 kph. At 2000 metres westerly 40 kph. Freezing level about 1400 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 10 degrees. For Wanaka, Cromwell 9 degrees. For Alexandra 11 degrees. Tomorrow a few showers about the western ranges otherwise fine with northerly winds freshening. High cloud increasing further east. Thursday and Friday partly cloudy but dry although a few showers continuing about the western ranges. Northwesterlies freshening and becoming strong in exposed areas. Temperatures cool to moderate.
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