New Zealand: Warm Saturday, Cooler Easter Sunday (+2 Maps)

Most of NZ is either around average temperature-wise for Saturday or above normal thanks to a mild northerly flow in many regions - along with an abundance of sun.

Some places will break the 20 degree mark this afternoon, with highs of around 22 in some North Island regions. Parts of the South Island will be up around 20 degrees too as high pressure slowly slips away to the east.

However a colder southerly kicks in on Easter Sunday, spreading up the South Island and later into the lower North Island. It also brings rain.