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Saturday’s national forecast

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.
Highs: 23-24

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.
Highs: 19-23

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.
Highs: 18-20

A few morning showers clear then expect sunny spells, south to southeasterly winds ease during the day.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Any early cloud clears then sunny with easterly winds easing later in the day. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 18-20

Any early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

West Coast
Sunny with light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (sea breeze).
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds tending south to southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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