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

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Ceberp until Saturda 10th September. _

A westerly airstream covers New Zealand with a frontal system lying over the centre of the South Island.   A cold front is approaching Puysegur Point at 6am his morning and this will be followed by strong, cold southerlies as it passes through the Southern Lakes this afternoon or early evening with snow level lowering to 200 metres.   An anticyclone lies in the western Tasman Sea with m.    ain centres east of NSW and east of Tasmania.  This high should move over New Zealand during the weekend as the cold southerly airstream moves off to the east.
 
Forecast for the Southern lakes and Central Otago for today is for rain at times this morning gradually changing to snow during the afternoon.    Freshening southerly winds, becoming strong this afternoon.   Maximum temperatures for yesterday were Queenstown 14.5 degrees.   Wanaka 14.6 degrees.   Kinloch 13.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 12.4 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres severe gale northwest 90 kph, changing to severe gale southerly 80 kph.    Severe gale northwest 110 kph, changing to severe gale southerly 90 kph.      Freezing ,level lowering to 600 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kinloch.   Kingston and Wanaka 10 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 12 degrees.    Maximum temperatures will occur later this morning.
 
Tomorrow and Friday a few snow showers at first then mainly fine.   Gale force southerly decreasing during the day.   Frosts at night.
 
Saturday mainly fine after a moderate morning frost.    Northwesterlies strengthening during the day.
 
 
 

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 9th September. _

A moderate southwesterly airstream flows over New Zealand with a weak cold front moving up the Marlborough coast.   An anticyclone lies over the western Tasman Sea and the NSW coast, moving towards the North Island.   Winds will tend westerly today over the South Island ahead of a more active cold front which should move onto the lower South Island by later tomorrow accompanied by much colder air and snow to low levels.   The anticyclone in the western Tasman Sea will push deep into southern waters dragging cold southerlies up onto the country.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for mostly fine and sunny with very little wind.   Moderate temperatures.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.5 degrees.   Wanaka 16.3 degrees.   Kinloch no report.   Arrowtown 13.0 degrees.  Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 35 kph dying out in the morning, northwest gale 65 kph developing at night.   At 2000 metres southwest gale50 kph gradually turning northwest in the eveningand rising to gale 85 kph at night.   Freezing level lowering to 1200 metres.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 14 degrees.   For Wanaka and Cromwell 15 degrees.   For Alexandra 16 degrees.
 
Tomorrow showers in the morning with strong northwest winds, changing southerly in the afternoon and rain turning to occasional snow in the afternoon down to town levels.
 
Thursday a few snow showers with strong southerlies easing during the day.   Cold temperatures.
 
Friday mainly fine after morning frosts with southerly winds decreasing and turning westerly.

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Saturday 3rd September. _

A very large anticyclone centred in the north Tasman Sea covers the Tasman and New Zealand and is moving slowly eastwards.   It is virtually fine over the whole country at the moment.   A weak cold front lies off the Wairarapa coast but is producing little rain.   An occluded front is crossing Tasmania this morning and will move onto the lower South Island tomorrow but will weaken.   Showers tomorrow will be mainly confined to the western ranges with a few spots elsewhere later in the day.   The front will weaken over the North Island on Friday.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for a fine, sunny day after a morning frost with further frosts tonight.   Little wind.    Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 14.2 degrees.   Wanaka 14.9 degrees.   Kinloch 17.3 degrees.   Arrowtown 14.5 degrees.   Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres winds mainly light, northwest 20 kph developing late afternoon.   At 2000 metres southwest 25 kph dying out this morning.   Northwest 35 kph developing in the afternoon.   Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Wanaka 14 degrees.   For Glenorchy 15 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 16 degrees.
 
Tomorrow cloudy with rain about the western ranges from morning and becoming heavy in the evening.   A little scattered light rain elsewhere by later in the day.   Northwesterlies freshening.
 
Friday heavy rain about the western ranges at first and occasional lighter rain elsewhere, generally clearing by afternoon.   Fresh northwesterlies backing strong and cooler westerlies.
 
Saturday mainly fine after a morning frost.   Southwesterlies dying away.  Becoming milder during the day.
 
 
PLEASE NOTE  will be away from tomorrow until Monday next week.   Next forecast Tuesday 6th September.
 
 

Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Friday 2nd September. _

A depression far to the east of the North Island is moving away southeastwards while a southerly airstream covers most of New Zealand.   A couple of weak fronts lie either side of Northland.   A cold front lies south of Stewart Island and may produce a few coastal showers.   A large anticyclone lies in the western Tasman Sea and is moving slowly towards New Zealand while a weak cold front should move over the lower South Island on Friday.    The anticyclone should be the predominate feature over the next few days.
 
Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine, sunny weather with little wind and a light frost tonight.   Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 16.5 degrees.    Wanaka 14.9 degrees.   Arrowtown 15.0 degrees.   Kinloch 15.9 degrees.    Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres southwest 30 kph, dying out by evening.   At 2000 metres southwest 50 kph, easing to 40 kph tonight.   Freezing level rising to 2200 metres.    Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston and Glenorchy 14 degrees.   For Wanaka 13 degrees.   For Cromwell and Alexandra 15 degrees.
 
Tomorrow fine although with increasing upper level cloud after a morning frost.   Very little wind although with light northwesterlies developing in the afternoon.   Moderate to mild temperatures.
 
Thursday cloudy with rain about the western ranges and a few spots further east by later in the day.   Northwesterly winds freshening.  
 
Friday rain about the western ranges and scattered rain elsewhere at first before clearing to a mainly fine afternoon.  Fresh northwesterlies, strong to gale in exposed areas.