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Saturday’s national forecast

A ridge moves onto New Zealand today bringing settled weather, it will be a bit cold though especially this morning.

Auckland & Northland
Any early morning showers clear then sunny spells increase, breezy to brisk southwesterlies ease.
Highs: 12-13

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with breezy southwesterly winds, easing  evening.
High: 13

Waikato & Central North Island

Sunny with southwesterly winds, freshening for a time in the afternoon
about the Waikato then easing in the evening.
Highs: 10-11

Eastern North Island

Brisk southwesterlies ease in the evening, sunny spells with clear skies
developing later in the day. There may be a brief shower at times during the day
in exposed coastal areas till late afternoon.
High: 11


Becoming mostly sunny in the morning, especially for northern parts of the
region. Breezy southerlies slowly ease during the day.
High: 11

Western North Island

Any early showers clear, cloud slowly breaks during the day with skies
becoming clear by evening. Southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
High: 11


A few morning showers and snow flurries to 300m clear, sunny spells
increase in the afternoon with strong southerlies easing evening.
Highs: 8-9


Sunny with southwesterly breezes.
High: 12


Sunny with southwesterlies dying out in the morning.
Highs: 11-12


Becoming mostly sunny in the morning, early showers about Banks Peninsula
clear. Cold southwesterlies die out in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-11

West Coast

Sunny with light winds.
High: 10

Coastal Otago

Sunny with westerlies easing in the morning.
Highs: 11-12

Central Otago

Sunny with light winds after a frosty start.
Highs: 6-7


Periods of cloud, a few sunny spells. Northwesterly winds.
High: 10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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