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Saturday’s national forecast

Updated 5:47am — A deep low sits just off the northeastern side of the North Island today directing in a gusty southeasterly airflow meanwhile the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The odd shower, otherwise dry. Some rain for a time in the afternoon / evening but mostly at sea – easing later on or overnight. Eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel may see some heavy rain for a time. Brisk / strong southeasterly winds especially about exposed northeastern coastal areas then easing overnight.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of high cloud, some sun may break through at times. A chance of some late afternoon / evening rain for a time about the Central North Island. Breezy southeasterly winds, strong about Taranaki.
Highs: 11-17

Eastern North Island
Gisborne sees areas of rain from morning, heavy at times a little further north about East Cape. The odd drizzle patch for Hawkes Bay then some rain late afternoon / evening. Finally, mostly cloudy skies for the Wairarapa, mainly dry then late afternoon or evening some drizzle moves in.  Southeasterly winds, strong Gisborne northwards with gales possible about East Cape.
Highs: 13-14

Cloud increasing from morning with freshening southeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, east to southeasterly winds freshen in the morning.
Highs: 15-18

Cloudy areas developing in the morning, some sun breaks through at times especially later in the day. Southerly winds.
Highs: 12-15

West Coast
Sunny with light winds, there may be some cloud about Buller.
Highs: 15-19

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds about Southland and coastal Otago. Central Otago has a mainly sunny day after any early cloud clears, light winds from the south.
Highs: 13-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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