A ridge pushes over New Zealand on Saturday, extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny and dry with west to southwesterly winds. Afternoon sea breezes for the Bay Of Plenty.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds then changing southeast late morning.
Eastern North Island
Southerlies freshen in the morning bringing cloudy periods, staying mainly dry though. Southerlies ease at night.
Southerlies freshen in the morning bringing areas of cloud, mainly dry.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, some cloud from afternoon about Marlborough as east to southeasterly winds freshen. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Southerlies develop in the morning brining mostly cloudy skies, risk of a morning shower then cloud breaks late afternoon or evening.
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland, there may be a shower mainly morning. Otago sees any early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny. West to southwesterly winds easing in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz