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Saturday’s national forecast

Another wet day for some in the west as a narrow band of rain moves northwards. Either side of this band of rain are showers and drizzle patches but mostly dry.  The rain band is slowly moving northwards over Saturday and will clear the North Island and NZ overnight tonight.  Wettest weather today will be on the West Coast and some western parts of the North Island, mostly north of Taranaki.


Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy with showers and drizzle, turning to rain later. Chance of isolated heavy falls in Waikato and BOP in the afternoon. Wind from the NW or W
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
North of about Wanganui and Palmerston North – Rain at times, some heavy falls, easing to showers.  NW winds turn Westerly.  Mostly dry further south, chance of a shower.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island
Winds from the nor west, turning to west to south west later for some.  Mostly dry further south but light spits of rain further into Hawkes Bay – rain possible later in northern HB and Gisborne.
Highs: 17 to 23 

Fairly Cloudy with breezy NW winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with north to north west winds. Could be a shower, otherwise dry.
Highs: 16 – 22

Cloudy at times with east to north east winds.  Chance of drizzle or patchy showers later, esp inland.
Highs: 17 – 20


West Coast
Nor’westers and rain at times. Rain eases later.
High: 17 – 19


Southland & Otago
Cloudy at times with east to north east winds.  Chance of drizzle or patchy showers later when SW winds turn more humid NE.
Highs: 16 – 19




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