High pressure stretches over the South Island on Saturday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island bringing mainly settled conditions.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, some cloud may brush Great Barrier Island, Coromandel and northeastern parts of Northland with the chance of a light shower or two especially from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. High cloud starts to thicken later in the evening moving in from the north.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, some cloud possible about the Manawatu and Kapiti at times spreading over from the east.
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, especially morning then dry spells becoming more frequent. Some sun may briefly break through at times. Southerly breezes.
A few morning showers clear then expect sunny spells, south to southeasterly winds ease during the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early cloud clears then sunny with easterly winds easing later in the day. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Any early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, east to northeasterly winds.
Sunny with light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (sea breeze).
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds tending south to southwest in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz