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Saturday’s national forecast

The low in the Tasman Sea moves closer today with a band of heavy rain spreading across the country, especially the North Island.

High pressure holds on to the lower South Island.

It will be very warm and humid for some northerners later today too – where afternoon big downpours or thunderstorms may pop up. Even if sunny spells form today in the north, the weather is volatile and can change quickly.  

Auckland Northland Waikato BOP

Rain, heavy at times. Sunny spells may develop in the north behind the front with thunderstorms and downpours developing later today – but isolated. Humid northerlies.
Highs: 22 to 26
Lows: 17 to 21

Western North Island (also Central Plateau)
Some rain – dry and drizzle spells too. Humid N winds.
Highs: 22 to 24
Low: 15 to 18

Eastern North Island
Areas of rain with a few heavy falls. Rain eases later today. Humid N quarter winds.
High:  21 to 24
Low: 17 to 19

Patchy rain then showers, then drying out.  Cooler Southerlies.
High: 17
Low: 15

Nelson & Marlborough
Rain developing this morning – easing later today to dry and possibly sunny spells. E to SE winds.
High: 18 or 19
Low: 15

West Coast
Rain developing and becoming heavy. E to NE winds.
Highs: 23
Low: 9

Some drizzle or patchy rain about, rain more likely later this morning, setting in for some, but a bit dry and patchy for others. Cooler southerlies.
High: 13 to 16
Low: 11 to 13

Southland and Otago
Dry with cloudy skies at times – sunnier for others, but clouds likely increasing for most today. Light winds or a light easterly.
Highs: 17 to 25
Lows: 8 to 11



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