Saturday's national forecast


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A few frontal features bring cloud and some rain / showers to the South Island today meanwhile conditions are more settled further north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, there may be a patch of low cloud or fog to start the day for inland areas. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, Taranaki may see a morning light shower. Light north to northwest winds tend more westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-24

Eastern North Island
Sunny, some cloud starts to increase from mid afternoon as light winds tend easterly. Evening light showers or drizzle possible.
Highs: 23-28

Wellington
Mostly cloudy, breezy northwesterly winds change moderate southerly later in the evening bringing the odd light shower.
High: 20-21

Marlborough & Nelson
Thick high cloud, may be a spot of rain in the afternoon then overnight a few light showers move in as northwest winds change southerly.
Highs: 22-24

Canterbury
The odd drizzle patch, may be some rain this morning. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

West Coast
Morning heavy rain then easing to the odd shower, northeasterly winds. Fiordland sees any early rain clear then sunny spells increase.
Highs: 18-21

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud clears then mostly sunny for Southland, may be an early shower for Otago then sunny spells increase. Light winds tend south to southwest.
Highs: 16-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz