Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Sunday 2nd October.

A shallow depression is situated northeast of North Cape and covers much of the North Island.   Active fronts lie over Auckland and the western Bay of Plenty;  also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.  Rain remains widespread over the north of the North Island, heavy at times about Gisborne and the Coromandel Peninsula.   A stationary anticyclone lies southeast of the South Island and extends a northeasterly airstream over the east coast of the South Island.     A deep and active depression centred near Adelaide covers the southeast of Australia.   This has produced severe storms over South Australia.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy to overcast skies this morning with high cloud, clearing this afternoon, although a few brief, light showers are possible this evening.   Light winds and moderate to mild temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.2 degrees.   Wanaka 19.6 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 18.9 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.   Freezing level about 2200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Glenorchy and Kingston 18 degrees.   For Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 19 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and Saturday fine weather although cloudy by late afternoon or evening with an isolated, light shower possible.   Light winds tomorrow and northerlies freshening on Saturday.
 
Sunday a mix of cloud and sunny spells with an isolated late afternoon or evening shower possible.   Strong northerlies decreasing.   Mild temperatures.
 

Source: Crow Daily

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 1st October.

A trough of low pressure lies over the eastern Tasman Sea, the North Island and way out to the east.   Many lows prevail both east and west of the North Island while several fronts lie over the tip of Northland and across the centre of the island.   A large anticyclone prevails to the southeast of the South Island and this extends an east to northeasterly airstream onto eastern coastal districts of the country.   The high is almost stationary and appears to be intensifying.   A stationary front lies just off Puysegur Point with a further front behind it out in the Tasman Sea.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather this morning but cloud increasing this afternoon and there is the possibility of an isolated, light shower this evening.  Light winds and mild temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 17.2 degrees.   Wanaka 18.1 degrees.   Kinloch 18.1 degrees.   Arrowtown 18.6 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.   Freezing level 2200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 17 degrees.   For Glenorchy 18 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 19 degrees.
 
Tomorrow mainly fine after the clearance of morning low cloud.   Very little wind.
 
Friday and Saturday a mix of cloud and sunny periods.   Northerly winds developing on Friday and freshening on Saturday.     Mild temperatures.
 
 

Source: Crow Daily

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 30th September.

New Zealand is under a very complex trough of low pressure with low pressure centres over Auckland, northeast of Northland,  west of Westland and in the central Tasman Sea.   An active front lies through the Waikato and then eastwards out to the north of East Cape, while another front lies over the north of Northland.  These fronts are giving showers over northern and central parts of the North Island.   A large anticyclone is slow moving southeast of the Chatham Islands and extends a northeasterly airstream over the east coast of the South Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mainly fine weather although a little cloud at times.   There is the remote possibility of a shower about the mountains this afternoon.   Light winds and mild temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.7 degrees.   Wanaka 14.5 degrees.   Kinloch 15.0 degrees.   Arrowtown 16.7 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at both 1000 metres and 2000 metres light and variable.  Freezing level 2000 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Cromwell and Alexandra 17 degrees.   For Wanaka and Glenorchy 16 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and right through until Friday mainly fine although the chance of a brief shower is possible tomorrow about the mountains.   Light winds although northerlies developing by Friday. Temperatures mild.
 
 

Source: Crow Daily