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