Saturday's national forecast

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An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions today for most of New Zealand, an easterly quarter airflow around the top of this high brings a few showers to Coromandel and Northland however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some cloud about the Coromandel and Northland (especially in the east) may bring a shower or two at times however. East to southeasterly winds
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island
A mostly cloudy morning with the chance of a light shower or two, the odd shower may linger about northern Hawkes Bay / Gisborne till evening. Cloud starts to break away from the south afternoon onwards. Light south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny with light winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds, tending north to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

Sunny with light winds for most, coastal northeasterlies.
Highs: 12-14

West Coast
A mainly sunny day with light winds.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud, gradually increasing during the day. Light northerlies for most, northeasterly breezes about coastal Otago.
Highs: 13-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson -