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Saturday’s national forecast

A front moves onto the lower North Island this morning then slowly works its way northwards bringing a few showers. The South Island is sunny in the east, a few early showers clear in the north then sunny. The West Coast has areas of cloud, showers about Fiordland turn to rain this afternoon then gradually spreading northwards.

Auckland & Northland
Sunny areas and some cloud with northwesterlies, a few showers about, highest risk in the PM, then clearing overnight. Some areas may remain dry as showers pass over as they will be isolated in nature.
Highs: 26-28

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny areas and some cloud, light north to northwesterly winds. Chance of a
late evening / overnight shower.
High: 25

Waikato & Central North Island

Sunny areas and increasing cloud this morning, northwesterly winds. A few
showers develop mid to late morning then clear latre this afternoon or evening as winds gradually
tend southwest.
Highs: 24-27

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with northerly winds, some high cloud. About the Wairarapa
expect some cloud and a few spells of rain which ease this morning then clearing
this afternoon.
Highs: 24-29


Mostly cloudy with increasing northerlies, a few showers move in late
morning then clearing some time this afternoon with winds changing
High: 23

Western North Island

Mostly cloudy this morning with a few patchy showers moving in by midday
then clearing by evening, westerly winds from midday.
High: 24-25


A few spells of rain this morning then clearing to mostly sunny weather,
north to northwesterly winds becoming gusty this afternoon.
High: 22


Any early morning rain clears then mostly sunny, north to northwesterly
High: 26


Early morning rain clears then becoming sunny, breezy northwesterly winds.
Northwesterlies strong about the outer Sounds.
Highs: 30-31


Sunny with some high cloud, northwesterlies for inland areas (breezy at
times afternoon onwards) and light winds near the coast. Northwesterlies break
through to the coast late afternoon / evening.
Highs: 30-31

West Coast

Sunny or becoming sunny this morning for most, westerly winds. Cloud and
showers about Fiordland however turning to rain this afternoon. Rain heavy by
evening with a few showers then spreading northwards, rain moves into North
Westland overnight.
Highs: 18-21

Coastal Otago

Becoming mostly sunny this morning, north to northeasterly winds. A few
late evening showers possible.
High: 24

Central Otago

Sunny areas and high cloud, cloud thickens from this afternoon with a few
spots of rain possible mainly west of the Southern Lakes area. Rain more likely
this evening then clearing overnight. Northwesterlies increase this
Highs: 24-26


Mostly sunny this morning, areas of cloud increase from afternoon with
northwesterly winds becoming gusty. Some evening rain.
High: 24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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