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Saturday’s national forecast

A ridge covers the country today extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea, a front moving over the South Island this morning quickly weakens delivering no more then some cloud north of Otago. The North Island has a largely sunny and settled day, some cloud increases in the west from afternoon.

Auckland & Northland
Sunny spells and some increasing cloud from afternoon, southwesterly winds. Risk of a light shower or two from evening, mainly in the west.
Highs: 18-19

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island

Sunny spells with light southwesterly winds, there may be a patch of
overnight fog about inland areas. The Bay Of Plenty will likely have clear sunny
skies all day.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light winds.
Highs: 18-19

Western North Island

Sunny spells with light northwesterlies. About Taranaki expect
southwesterly winds with sunny spells too, cloud increases in the
High: 17


Mostly sunny with northerly winds.
High: 15


Sunny with light southwesterlies.
High: 18


Sunny with light winds, perhaps tending easterly in the afternoon near the
Highs: 18-19


Sunny spells with light southwesterlies tending northeast in the
Highs: 15-16

West Coast

Cloudy periods with light west to southwest winds, the odd brief light
shower possible at times otherwise dry. South of Haast expect showers with
westerly winds.
High: 14

Coastal Otago

Morning showers clear then sunny spells develop afternoon, morning
southwesterlies tend PM northeast breezes.
Highs: 14-15

Central Otago

A few early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, westerly winds. Cloud
thickens again overnight.
Highs: 14-15


Morning showers clear then sunny spells from late morning, westerly
High: 13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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