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Saturday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow starts to strengthen over the country today, most regions see some good weather although winds to build for some and the West Coast of the South Island is cloudy with rain gradually spreading north during the day. 

Sunny spells with light west to southwest winds.
Highs: 19-21


Sunny spells with west to southwest winds.
High: 19

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with gentle westerly breezes.
High: 22

Central North Island & Waikato

Mostly sunny with westerly winds.
High: 19

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light northeasterlies, winds tend northwest in the evening.
Northwesterlies about the Wairarapa freshen from afternoon.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island

Sunny spells with westerly winds.
High: 18


Sunny spells with strengthening northwesterlies, cloud thickens later in
the evening.
High: 17


Mostly sunny with southwesterlies tending northwest in the afternoon and
High: 20


Sunny with northwesterlies freshening from afternoon, becoming gusty in the
High: 23


Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds from afternoon near the coast
becoming gusty, inland areas see northwesterlies from morning then becoming
strong at times afternoon onwards. Some high cloud.
High: 22

West Coast

Cloudy skies, showers about South Westland turning to rain in the
afternoon. A few patchy light showers spreading into North Westland in the
evening. Northerly winds strengthen during the day especially about South
Highs: 16-17

Coastal Otago

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northerlies freshen.
High: 21

Central Otago

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterly winds becoming gusty
by midday and strong from evening.
Highs: 17-19


High cloud with a few sunny areas, gusty northwesterly winds. There may be
an early shower in the morning then towards dawn on Sunday some rain
High: 20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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