Saturday's national forecast


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An anticyclone covers the South Island today meanwhile a southeasterly airflow moving around this high lies over the North Island.

North Island
Mostly sunny for the upper North Island today, some morning high cloud for Northland. Winds are light then expect afternoon sea breezes. A shower or two may move into Bay Of Plenty / Coromandel this evening. Mostly cloudy along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa) with patchy rain or drizzle, winds from the southeast. Mostly sunny for the lower western North Island with southeasterly winds tending more easterly by evening.

High's in the mid to late twenties for most western parts of the North Island today, in the mid to late teens in the east.

South Island
Mostly cloudy from Marlborough down through to about Otago Peninsula in the east, some drizzle mainly this morning then dry areas increasing. There could be some brief sun at times from late afternoon, cloud starts to mainly break this evening. Winds from the southeast at first then tending to the northeast this morning. Southland and the rest of Otago has a mostly sunny day with light winds. Nelson may see some sun first thing before clouding over by midday.

High's in the low to mid twenties about Southland, Central Otago, Buller, Nelson and Marlborough. High teen's elsewhere.

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