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Saturday’s national forecast

A northeasterly airflow lies over the country today, a front within this flow lingers over the North Island

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Patchy rain – a chance of an isolated heavy fall. Areas of drizzle at times too and long dry spells. Breezy humid east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with some patchy rain or drizzle, dry spells too. East to southeasterly winds tend northeast in the evening.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
Patchy rain with east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Cloudy with some patchy rain at times from mid afternoon, light Easterly quarter winds.
High: 23

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy, some patchy rain possible then easing from afternoon. Light easterly quarter winds.
Highs: 22-23

Mostly cloudy, light winds in the morning (possibly tending southerly) then afternoon easterlies. A chance of evening drizzle especially inland. Some parts of South Canterbury may have a mainly sunny day.
Highs: 22-24

West Coast
Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible. Morning cloud about Fiordland breaks to sunny spells. Light winds.
Highs: 23-27

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud then increasing sunny spells, low risk of an isolated shower for inland areas in the evening. Easterly quarter winds, a little fresh in the afternoon about coastal Otago.
Highs: 20-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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