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Saturday’s national forecast

Sunny about Southland and Central Otago with light winds, morning cloud clearing about the Otago coastline to a sunny afternoon as light southerlies die out. Cloud lingering a little longer further north along the east coast with any early showers clearing then sunny breaks developing after midday as cool southwesterlies ease, high single figure temperatures along the east coast. Sunny about the top of the south after any morning showers clear mainly about Marlborough, cool with high’s barely reaching double digits. The place to be is on the West Coast of the South Island today as it has been the last few days with clear sunny skies and high’s around 12 or 13 degrees, light winds. Quite cool morning and night though with light frosts.
Cold about Wellington and the Kapiti Coast with blustery southerlies, rain at first may be heavy then easing to the odd shower clearing by evening. Mostly cloudy with cold southwesterlies along the east coast of the North Island, expect showers possibly heavy and thundery with some hail easing by evening. A mix of sunny spells and some cloud about Taranaki and the Central North Island with breezy southerlies keeping temperatures cool, also the risk of a brief shower in the morning. High’s in former mentioned areas around 8 to 10 degrees. Mostly sunny weather about the Bay of Plenty up through to eastern Northland with light southerlies breezy at times, temperatures around the mid teens for this lot. Morning cloud and a few isolated showers for western Northland clearing to a sunny afternoon.

– By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson,


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