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Saturday’s national forecast

A cold front pushes northwards over the South Island today then onto the western North Island overnight, strong northwesterlies ahead of this front then changing Sou’West in behind.

North Island

Some early fog patches around Auckland and Northland. Mostly cloudy for the western North Island, there may be a few areas of sun in the morning about Northland through to Bay Of Plenty. Expect the odd patchy shower for the lower western North Island then turning to rain overnight, high cloud and warm in the east. Winds all mostly from the northwest, blustery about Wellington.

South Island

Heavy rain moves northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day, torrential falls and thunderstorms possible in the morning about South Westland. High cloud in the east with rain about Southland spreading into Otago during the morning, showers move into Canterbury in the evening especially near the coast. Northwesterlies strong about alpine areas.


Temperatures in the high teens or early twenties for most of the North Island, high’s may get into the mid twenties along the east coast. Temperatures in the mid to high teens for the western and southern South Island, high teens or early twenties for Canterbury through to Marlborough. Perhaps an outside chance of temperatures reaching the mid twenties about some parts of Canterbury for a time in the afternoon.


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