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Saturday’s national forecast

A cold southerly airflow lies over the South Island today while the North Island has a broad low pressure system moving over from west to east. Showers for many regions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Some morning sun then cloud and a few patchy showers move in mid to late afternoon, light winds.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

There may be a few sunny areas early in the morning then south to southeasterly winds pick up mid to late morning bringing showers then some rain from afternoon.
Highs: 12-13

Eastern North Island

Sunny to start, during the morning a southerly wind change pushes into the Wairarapa bringing showers then moving into Hawkes Bay during the afternoon and Gisborne in the evening. Some rain is possible in the evening for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 13-15


Cloudy areas and the odd shower, brisk to strong southerly winds.
High: 10

Marlborough & Nelson

Mainly cloudy skies with southeasterly winds picking up in the morning becoming gusty about the Marlborough coastline. The odd shower about especially southern Marlborough.
Highs: 13


A few showers about with brisk cold southwesterly winds, chance of a few snow flurries to 300m.
High: 9

West Coast

Mostly sunny with breezy southeasterly winds, a few showers may move through Westport northwards in the afternoon then clearing evening.
High: 13-14

Southland & Otago

Mainly cloudy with southerly breezes. The odd shower during the day with a few low level snow flurries which mostly clear in the afternoon.
Highs: 8-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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