- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 31 July. - July 27, 2017
A trough of low pressure is moving off to the east of New Zealand while a cold southerly airstream now covers the country with snow to low levels in eastern areas. A large anticyclone covers southeastern Australia and the north Tasman Sea and extends a ridge of high pressure southwards onto the south of the South Island. The anticyclone should cover New Zealand over the weekend with fine, frosty weather. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine weather after very frosty and icy conditions. Any morning cloud should very soon clear. Little wind today and cold temperatures with another hard frost tonight. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 6.7 degrees. Kinloch 8.8 degrees. Wanaka 6.7 degrees and Arrowtown 7.4 degrees. Frosts this morning Queenstown –4.6 degrees. Arrowtown –5.8 degrees. 1 cm snow lying in Arrowtown. Few flakes in Queenstown. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southerly 40 kph dying out this morning. At 2000 metres southerly 45 kph dying out this morning. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 6 degrees. For Glenorchy 7 degrees. For Cromwell and Alexandra 5 degrees. Tomorrow fine, clear and frosty with little wind and hard frosts at night. Sunday continuing fine and frosty but with upper level cloud increasing during the evening and northwesterlies freshening. Monday showers about the western ranges and scattered falls developing elsewhere during the day. The showers about the western ranges could be heavy at times. Strong to gale northwesterlies, severe gale in exposed places.
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