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