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Saturday’s national forecast

A front moves north over the upper South Island this morning then onto the North Island during the rest of the day. Expect rain in the west with a few brief falls spreading east, winds strong from the northwest before the front moves through.

Auckland & Northland
Northwest winds picking up then turn southwest by evening. Some afternoon rain develops then easing this evening to showers.
Highs: 18-20

Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy areas with freshening westerlies, afternoon showers then clearing
evening as winds tend a little more southwest.
High: 19

Waikato & Central North Island

Odd shower then rain developing in the morning, clearing afternoon as brisk
northwesterlies change southwest. Cloud breaks to a few sunny areas mid
afternoon onwards.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island

Thick high cloud in the morning with a few brief showers possible then
becoming mostly sunny around midday, gusty west to northwest winds.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island

A period of morning showers then clearing, sunny spells with strong to gale
WSW winds.
High: 17


A period of morning showers then clearing, sunny spells with strong to gale
High: 17


Any early rain clears then expect sunny spells with brisk westerly
Highs: 18-19


Mostly sunny with brisk westerly winds, some high cloud about mainly early
High: 21


Sunny areas and some cloud, morning southwesterlies ease with light winds
developing this afternoon. Overnight further showers are possible with a
southwest change.
High: 18

West Coast

Heavy early rain eases to showers, showers heavy at times from afternoon
mainly about South Westland. Brisk westerlies.
High: 14

Coastal Otago

Sunny spells with gusty west to southwest winds, a few showers late
afternoon / evening.
High: 16

Central Otago

Cloudy spells with occasional showers and a risk of small hail, clearing
later in the evening. Breezy westerlies.
Highs: 11


Showers, heavy at times with hail then easing later in the evening. Strong
westerly winds. Some snow to 600m.
High: 11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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