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Saturday’s national forecast

A high still covers most of New Zealand today, a northwesterly airflow increases over the lower South Island however as a front lies to the southwest of New Zealand.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Fairly cloudy with some sun breaking through in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds tend easterly during the afternoon.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Eastern North Island

Mainly cloudy with southeasterly winds, the odd light drizzle patch possible mainly afternoon.
Highs: 18-19


Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, south to southeasterly winds.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Some morning cloud about Marlborough then breaking to mainly sunny weather, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon. Sunny all day for Nelson with light winds.
Highs: 16-17


Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

West Coast

Sunny areas, cloud thickens about South Westland from afternoon and showers move into Fiordland. Cloud thickens further north in the evening with the chance of a light shower possible. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few spots of evening rain possible. Northerly winds, tending northeasterly about the Otago coast.
Highs: 16-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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