Saturday's national forecast


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A southerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, within this flow a small area of low pressure moves onto the upper North Island (remnants of Ex TC Fehi) and may bring a few heavy showers.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud and sunny spells, a few showers in the afternoon / evening Waikato northwards, chance of a heavy fall even then easing at night. Southeasterly winds. Northland sees areas of cloud and the chance of a light shower or two during the day, west to southwesterly winds tend easterly overnight with some rain possible (mainly in the east).
Highs: 24-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear, cloud breaks to sunny spells from afternoon. The odd shower possible afternoon onwards about northern Taranaki. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-23

Eastern North Island
Showers, becoming quite patchy from afternoon with dry spells becoming more frequent. Breezy southerly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Wellington
Cloudy areas, chance of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Breezy southeasterly winds.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then sunny areas increase from afternoon, fresh southeasterly winds. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 18-22

Canterbury
The odd shower, mainly Banks Peninsula northwards clearing in the afternoon. Sunny spells from afternoon south of Banks Peninsula. Southwesterly winds tend northeast in the evening.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast
Sunny weather, later in the evening or overnight a few showers may move into North Westland. Southeasterlies ease.
Highs: 20-25

Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear about coastal areas then expect some sun to break through with southwesterly winds, dying out in the evening. Mostly sunny inland with lighter winds.
Highs: 16-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz