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Saturday’s national forecast

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today, unstable areas may still develop this afternoon over parts of the lower South Island and North Island however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, isolated showers possible late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 27-32

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers late afternoon / evening inland, showers may become heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later on. Southerly quarter winds.
Highs: 26-29

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud with the chance of some drizzle then breaking to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening inland about the ranges, perhaps even a thunderstorm for the hills of Wairarapa. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-26

Any morning cloud breaks away then mostly sunny with light southeasterly winds.
High: 25

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, about inland hills / ranges isolated showers develop during the afternoon. Showers may become heavy with a risk of thunderstorms then clearing later on. Easterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies in Nelson.
Highs: 24-26

Morning cloud (mainly Banks Peninsula northwards) breaks then mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud, east to northeast winds. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop inland about the ranges, some may become heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm.
Highs: 24-27

West Coast
Mostly sunny with some high cloud at times, cloud builds a little about inland hills / ranges bringing the chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening. Light winds.
Highs: 24-31

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, southwesterlies move into Southland early afternoon bringing cloud and the chance of a shower. The shower risk for Otago comes in late afternoon or evening.
Highs: 25-33

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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