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Saturday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow today then easing overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, brisk to strong southwesterly winds. Conditions start to clear up in the evening as winds tend more to the south, still the odd shower moving into western Northland through the night.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, a shower or two, picking up in the afternoon as westerlies tend southwest and freshen. Clearing up in the evening as southerlies push through. Snow flurries to 700m about the Central Plateau before clearing in the evening.
Highs: 14-15

Eastern North Island
Morning sun with some high cloud then some cloud and a few showers in the afternoon as southwesterly winds strengthen. Drying out in the evening.
Highs: 16-18

Mostly cloudy, risk of a shower from afternoon as southerlies freshen.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning high cloud for Marlborough then some mid level cloud in the afternoon as westerlies change southerly. Skies clear in the evening. Nelson has a mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds all day, dying away in the evening.
Highs: 14-17

A few showers develop this morning (mainly north of the Rakaia river) then clearing this afternoon, southwesterlies freshen before midday becoming strong out on the coast.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast
A few morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, fresh southwesterlies die out later in the evening.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Early rain eases to showers, possibly heavy at times with small hail. Snow flurries may make it to 400m by afternoon. Blustery southwest winds ease later in the day with showers clearing.
Highs: 9-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


LM on 7/06/2019 11:45pm

Hail and snow down to 400m? Not sure where you got that forecast from because if it was correct, Metservice would be the first to make Southland look worse than it was!

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