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Saturday’s national forecast

A low with rain clears away from the upper North Island this morning meanwhile at the other end of the country a front works onto the lower South Island reaching Canterbury late afternoon / evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning rain eases to showers then mostly clears mainly Waikato northwards, sunny areas then break through. Brisk southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Areas of cloud and some sun, westerly winds. Overnight showers move in as southwesterlies freshen.
High: 13

Eastern North Island

Morning high cloud clears to a mainly sunny day, light winds.
High: 16

Wellington

Sunny areas with Nor’Westerlies developing in the morning.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Some early cloud clears then becoming mainly sunny with northwesterly winds, overnight a few showers may move through.
Highs: 14-16

Canterbury

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, a late afternoon or evening southwest change brings a few showers.
High: 15

West Coast

Cloudy with rain about South Westland in the morning then moving into North Westland during the afternoon. Northwesterly winds change southwest by evening with rain easing to showers.
Highs: 11-12

Southland & Otago

Rain develops in the morning about Southland and inland Otago then pushing into coastal Otago in the afternoon before clearing, some snow to 400m for a time about Southland before clearing. Showers move back in again overnight with snow flurries to low levels for most. Winds cold from the WSW.
Highs: 8-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

Comments

Steve on 4/09/2015 7:49pm

Morning WW. 41 mm in the guage after lst night here just south of Waipu. South westerly breeze just starting to stir. Didn’t hear anything but rain during the night. When I heard it at different time it was just steady. The air smells nice and clean after this lot.Looking ahead it doesn’t seem like there will be much of a break till about next weekend. Looking like maybe a typical spring on the way.

Cheers Steve 

WW Forecast Team on 5/09/2015 3:32am

Gidday Steve – really appreciate the report from your area.  Was some steady rain across the upper North Island overnight, in fact at 3am downpours around Whangarei (between Ruakaka and Paihia) were so heavy we had live updates here at WeatherWatch.co.nz and on Facebook/Twitter (from 2am to 5am!).  Yep, next weekend is the best shot at this stage – even then it’s being challenged but the high will hopefully win out!   Could be some more torrential rain on Thursday too, for some upper North Island areas – perhaps more eastern BOP focused, but will continue to update the various models.

Cheers

Phil

 

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