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Saturday’s national forecast

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, but plenty of dry spells today, esp west of the Kaimai ranges. But some falls may be heavy with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. Northerly winds change westerly later in the evening or overnight.
Highs: 23-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Rain, heavy in the morning with a chance of thunder then easing to showers by midday which clear later in the evening, northerly winds change westerly later in the day.
Highs: 20-23

Eastern North Island

Areas of high cloud, the odd spot of rain at times with long dry periods too. Wairarapa may see a period of morning rain clearing then another spell passing over from the west in the afternoon. Winds from the north.
Highs: 24-25


Morning showers or areas of rain ease then clear, afternoon sunny areas. Northerly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson

Any early showers clear the sunny areas develop with light northerly winds, late afternoon / evening there may be an isolated shower inland otherwise dry.
Highs: 21-23


A few morning showers clear then sunny areas develop, easterly winds. Late afternoon / evening there may be an isolated shower develop, mainly inland but possible near the coast also.
High: 22

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with showers, more so about North Westland but South Westland still seeing showers at times. Light northerlies.
Highs: 20-22

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny with light winds, some cloud towards evening with the low risk of an isolated shower. Coastal Otago has morning cloud break to mostly sunny conditions.
Highs: 21-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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