Saturday's national forecast


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A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning showers clear then some sun breaks through, from midday isolated showers develop with the chance of a heavy fall Auckland northwards then clearing in the evening. Winds mostly from the southeast however a south to southwest sea breeze clashes in the west with the southeasterly from western Waikato up through to western Northland.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning high cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-18

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, cool southerly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Wellington
Morning cloud then sunny areas increase, southerly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Canterbury
Sunny, east to northeasterly winds freshen in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast
Mostly sunny with light winds tending southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-20

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud possible, west to northwesterly winds for most however tending northeast about coastal Otago.
Highs: 15-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz