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Saturday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Showers ease during the day, dry spells becoming more frequent from afternoon with areas of sun breaking through. A shower or two may linger about Bay Of Plenty, especially in the west for most of the day. Winds brisk from the southwest then easing from later in the afternoon. Temperatures in the low to mid twenties, warmest spots being the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty.

Lower North Island

Morning showers in the west then sunny areas increase, winds breezy from the south or southeast. Wellington sees early heavy rain ease to showers then clearing in the morning, fairly cloudy with gale southerlies easing later in the day. The east coast sees morning rain ease to showers then clearing in the afternoon although showers may linger about Gisborne till evening, strong southwesterlies, gale about the coast easing later in the day.

Upper South Island

Mostly sunny for North Westland and Nelson / Marlborough. Winds mostly from the south or southwest. About Nelson light winds tend Northerly in the afternoon which may lead to cloud building about the ranges and an isolated shower or two. South of the Wairau Valley in the east conditions are fairly cloudy with a shower or two, becoming less frequent as the day moves along. Some sun breaking through near coastal fringes from afternoon. Winds blustery and cold from the southwest but easing during the day. High’s in the mid teens for the east coast, low to mid twenties in the west and about Nelson.

Lower South Island

Mainly sunny for South Westland with south to southwesterly breezes. Cloudier in the east with a shower or two, becoming drier from afternoon and some sun may even break through. Fresh cool southwesterlies in the east, easing later in the day. High’s in the low to mid teens for Southland and Otago, high teens or perhaps early twenties for South Westland.


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