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Saturday’s national forecast

An anticyclone spreads a ridge over the South Island early this morning then a northwesterly airflow builds. The ridge moves onto the North Island this afternoon. Most places can expect a settled day although there may be a few morning showers along the North Island’s east coast. Some rain moves into Fiordland overnight.

Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, easing from midday.
Highs: 16-17


Mostly sunny with southerly winds tending southwest later in the
High: 17

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with light northeasterlies from afternoon.
Highs: 17-18

Central North Island & Waikato

Mostly sunny with light southerlies tending southwest by midday.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island

Chance of a remaining morning shower any of which clear, sunny spells
gradually increase with cool southwesterlies dying out in the evening.
Highs: 15-16


Mostly sunny with southerlies tending southwesterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island

Sunny spells increase from morning, mostly sunny by midday. Light
High: 16


Morning cloud breaks to sunny weather by midday, northerlies freshen from
High: 14


Sunny with light winds at first then tending northerly in the
Highs: 16-17


Sunny with light winds after a cold start, northwesterlies pick up late
afternoon or evening.
High: 19


Sunny with easterlies freshening from morning near the coast, light winds
inland pick up from the northwest later in the day.
Highs: 16-17

West Coast

Mostly sunny with northwesterly breezes, cloud increases about South
Westland from afternoon and further north in the evening. Rain moves into
Fiordland overnight.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago

Mostly sunny with light northeasterlies, high cloud increases
High: 17

Central Otago

Mostly sunny with light northwesterlies, some high cloud developing from
Highs: 17-18


Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds, some high cloud gradually increases
then thickens in the evening. Overnight a cold southwest change brings
Highs: 17-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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