- Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago up until Monday 29th May. - May 25, 2017
An anticyclone centred well to the east of the North Island is moving further away eastwards. A weak warm front is almost stationary over Auckland and giving a few showers over northern districts. Another stationary front lies over Gisborne and is giving a few showers there. Apart from low cloud and fog patches in some parts, the rest of the country is fine. A depression lies in the north Tasman Sea to the west of the North Island and should cross over to the east tonight. Another anticyclone over southeastern Australia should move into the western Tasman Sea tomorrow. Forecast for the Southern Lakes and Central Otago for today is for fine this morning but high cloud increasing this afternoon. Scattered rain developing about the western ranges later this morning, becoming widespread there later in the day with a little rain spreading to other areas tonight. Moderate northwesterly winds developing during the day. Maximum temperatures recorded yesterday were Queenstown 8.8 degrees. Wanaka 11.0 degrees. Kinloch 6.4 degrees. Arrowtown 6.7 degrees. Forecast upper level winds for today at 1000 metres northwesterly 45 kph. At 2000 metres northwesterly 60 kph, rising to gale 80 kph for a time. Freezing level 2200 metres. Forecast maximum temperatures for today for Queenstown, Kingston, Glenorchy and Cromwell 12 degrees. For Wanaka and Alexandra 13 degrees. Tomorrow rain about the western ranges in the morning, clearing to become fine in the afternoon. Elsewhere fine all day after some scattered rain in the early morning Light southerly winds dying away. Sunday a little low cloud or fog patches soon clearing to a fine, sunny day with light northwesterly winds, freshening in the afternoon. Monday increasing cloud with rain developing about the western ranges. Northwesterlies freshening.
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