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

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Thursday 29th September.

A depression with main low centre east of Northland covers the North Island.    An occluded front stretches northeastwards to the west of New Zealand, across Northland and out to the east.   This front is active and is producing heavy rains over the northern half of the North Island.   An anticyclone is centred southeast of the South Island and is producing a northeasterly airstream over the South Island.    The situation is static with the anticyclone and depession very slow moving.   Mainly fine weather will prevail for several days yet in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago.   A front lies within a trough of low pressure and lying north south just off the east coast of Australia.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies otherwise mainly dry with a few sunny periods at times this afternoon.    Light northeasterly winds and moderate to mild temperatures.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.6 degrees,     Kinloch 19.6 degrees,      Wanaka 14.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 15.2 degrees.       Forecast upper level winds for today at !000 metres northeast 30 kph.    At 2000 metres northeast 45 kph easing to 30 kph this morning.   Freezing level 1800 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston 17 degrees.   For Wanaka 16 degrees.   For Glenorchy, Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow a mix of cloud and sunny periods,   light winds and mild temperatures.
 
Wednesday and Thursday mainly cloudy but fine although one or two scattered very light showers are possible.   Moderate to mild temperatures.

Source: Crow Daily

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Wednesday 28th September.

An extensive trough of low pressure with numerous fronts covers the North Island.   Most fronts now lie out to the east but one occluded front lies over Auckland and another stationary front lies over the Manawatu.   Unsettled conditions lie over the North Island and northern parts of the South Island.    The ridge of high pressure that covered the South Island yesterday still persists there but the highest pressure now lies to the east of southern districts.   Although weak it is expected to remain there for several days blocking any movement south of the trough over the North Island.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for cloudy skies although one or two fine periods will develop this afternoon.   There may be a few spots of rain about the mountains later this afternoon.   Light northeasterly winds and moderate to mild temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.7 degrees.   Kinloch 16.5 degrees.   Wanaka 17.9 degrees.  Arrowtown 16.6 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northeast 30 kph developing this morning.   At 2000 metres northeast 30 kph developing this morning, rising to 50 kph tonight.   Freezing level lowering to 1800 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 17 degrees.   For Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra 18 degrees.
 
Tomorrow and right through until Wednesday a mix of cloud and fine periods although a little scattered light rain is possible tomorrow.   Very little wind and moderate to mild temperatures.
 
  

Source: Crow Daily