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Saturday’s national forecast

A north to northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Saturday with a few slow moving fronts gradually pushing northwards over the South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells with the low risk of a shower for Northland and Auckland, the Waikato and to a greater extent the Bay Of Plenty experience cloudier skies with the higher risk of a shower or two during the day. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
The odd shower possible for Taranaki, more so in the morning then drying out in the afternoon with sunny spells breaking through. Sunny spells elsewhere. Northerly winds tending more northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-26

Eastern North Island
Sunny, perhaps a touch of high cloud with north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 26-30

Cloudy areas and occasional sun with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, may be a morning shower for Nelson. Breezy north to northwesterly winds, especially from afternoon.
Highs: 23-27

Sunny areas and some high cloud, some rain in the high country for a time in the afternoon and evening. Northwesterlies, breezy from afternoon.
Highs: 27-31

West Coast
Mostly cloudy with areas of rain for South Westland, perhaps a heavy fall or two. The odd shower further north then turning to rain late afternoon or evening. Breezy northerly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Southland & Otago
Some morning sun then a period of rain in the afternoon for Southland as northerlies change breezy westerly. Becoming dry again by evening. Otago sees early rain clear then expect sunny areas and some high cloud, chance spot of rain again late afternoon / evening with gusty northwesterly winds developing after midday.
Highs: 25-29

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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