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Saturday’s national forecast

Today sees a northwesterly airflow start to develop over the South Island, this brings an end to heavy inland showers for the South Island but hot temperatures in the east. A few heavy showers develop again for the inner North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mainly sunny and warm with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. Isolated showers in the afternoon for Waikato, possibly heavy then clearing later. There may be a light morning  shower for eastern Northland and about Great Barrier Island / eastern Coromandel.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light west to northwesterly winds. Chance of an isolated afternoon shower, mainly inland about the ranges with even the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later in the day. Otherwise mainly dry elsewhere.
Highs: 19-24

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes near the coast while just inland winds may tend more northwest. A risk of afternoon showers about the ranges of southern Hawkes Bay / northern Wairarapa, these showers could become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the day.
Highs: 23-26

Sunny spells with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny and hot with northwesterly winds about Marlborough, north to northeasterly winds for Nelson.
Highs: 23-29

Mainly sunny and hot with light winds. Afternoon northeasterlies may develop about coastal areas.
Highs: 26-30

West Coast
Mostly sunny with light west to northwesterly winds, skies about Fiordland a tad cloudier with a drizzle patch or
Highs: 18-25

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, northwesterly winds for most although about coastal Otago a light northeasterly may develop in the afternoon.
Highs: 25-29

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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