Saturday's national forecast


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A front pushes northwards over the South Island during today reaching the lower North Island in the evening, winds from the northwest ahead of this front then changing southwest in behind.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with any early showers clearing away then the chance of a shower again from afternoon. Showers more likely later in the evening or overnight as a front moves in, breezy westerly winds. Warmest afternoon temperatures about eastern Bay Of Plenty where morning cloud breaks to mainly sunny weather.
Highs: 16-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and increasing cloud for most however Taranaki is mostly cloudy from morning, showers late afternoon and evening. Freshening west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with high cloud developing from afternoon, light winds and warm temperatures. A coastal sea breeze may develop about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 20-25

Wellington
Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible in the evening. Breezy northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northwesterlies pick up in the afternoon then in the evening winds change southwest although remaining mainly dry. A few showers about the northwest Nelson area from afternoon then clearing in the evening.
Highs: 18-23

Canterbury
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, an afternoon southwest change may bring a shower or two then clearing in the evening.
Highs: 15-19

West Coast
Rain spreads northwards along the coast during the day, reaching North westland late morning then easing from the south as northwesterlies change southwest. There may be some sun break through for a time in the evening then overnight further rain moves into Fiordland.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases and clears then sunny spells break through, later in the evening showers move into Southland then overnight into Otago. West to southwesterly winds, freshening from afternoon about coastal Southland.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz