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Saturday’s national forecast

Mainly settled over the North Island today under a ridge of high pressure, northwesterly winds build over the South Island with a front moving onto Southland / Otago in the afernoon then gradually moving northwards. Hot temperatures in the east.

Cloudy spells with east to northeast winds, chance of a light shower otherwise dry.
Highs: 22-23


Cloudy areas, a few sunny spells possible mainly this afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
High: 22

Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud breaking to sunny spells, east to northeasterly winds.
High: 21


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, light east to northeast winds.
High: 23

Central North Island

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, light winds.
Highs: 22-23

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with east to northeasterly winds, northwesterly winds push into the Wairarapa this afternoon.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island

Sunny spells with light west to northwest winds. Northerlies for northern Taranaki.
Highs: 21-24


Mostly sunny with breezy north to northwesterly winds, cloud thickens this evening.
High: 20


Mostly sunny, northerly winds build this afternoon.
Highs: 22-23


Sunny with breezy northwesterly winds and hot temperatures, high cloud develops this evening.
Highs: 26-27


Sunny with northwesterly winds, increasing this afternoon especially inland. Some high cloud develops also, later this evening a few spells of rain are possible.
Highs: 26-30

West Coast

Cloudy with rain moving into Fiordland this morning then pushing into North Westland in the evening, northerly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Coastal Otago

High cloud thickens from this morning, a few spells of rain develop this afternoon then clear in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
High: 23

Central Otago

Thick high cloud with north to northwesterly winds, a few spells of rain develop around midday then easing during the afternoon. Sunny areas sneaking in from afternoon also.
Highs: 20-23


Cloudy with northerly winds, a few spellls of rain. Winds chanve southwest late morning with rain clearing by midday, sunny areas then increase this afternoon.
High: 21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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