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Saturday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone lies to the east of the North Island today while a northerly airflow increases over the country, a front moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon / evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
May be some morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, cloud builds a little in the afternoon bringing the risk of an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some cloud about Taranaki and Kapiti, cloud thickens elsewhere during the afternoon bringing the chance of a light shower. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud clears then sunny with light northeasterly winds, winds tend more northerly about Wairarapa.
Highs: 17-20

Wellington
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, north to northwest winds increase also.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with some high cloud later in the day, areas of mid level cloud about Nelson and the Sounds during the day. North to northwesterly winds increases.
Highs: 17-19

Canterbury
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, north to northeasterly winds near the coast. Winds tend more northwest inland.
Highs: 19-22

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle or showers about South Westland spread northwards in the evening. Heavy rain moves into Fiordland in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, late evening spots of rain for Southland. North to Nor’West winds.
Highs: 18-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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