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Fairly dry Saturday evening for most main centres

With a slack pressure gradient across the country overnight there is not a lot going on weather wise. The main weather systems near New Zealand are a low pressure system to the northwest of the North Island in the Tasman Sea and a frontal system in the Southern Ocean.

Neither have much affect on the country although the low to the northwest of the North Island has spread some high cloud over the upper half of the Island today.

Areas of general cloud lower down also move in overnight about the east coast north of Bay Of Plenty. East to southeast winds will pick up about Northland overnight also.

Now to the main centres for overnight tonight:

Auckland can expect areas of cloud tonight with light winds tending northeasterly, there is the slightest risk of some drizzle perhaps towards dawn Sunday morning in the east otherwise conditions will be fairly dry. Expect an overnight low of 11 degrees.

Wellington is stuck in a similar weather pattern as it has been the last few days and will likely continue through till Monday with not much change. Fairly cloudy skies can be expected overnight with northerly winds which may pick up a little towards dawn, a low of 13 degrees.

The clearest skies tonight go to eastern areas. Some high cloud remains in the South Island but is clearing.  Easterly winds ease this evening, winds will be light overnight and the temperature falls to 8 degrees.

Homepage image: Saturday Rain map – weathermap

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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