Saturday's national forecast


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Cold southwesterlies ease over New Zealand today. Overnight a low pressure system and front charge in from the Tasman Sea towards and over the upper North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning showers, possibly heavy then easing, clearing Northland in the afternoon then elsewhere in the evening. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry but a shower or two may come over from the west in the afternoon. Overnight rain moves back in from the west. Southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to some sun, southwesterlies ease. Taranaki has showers, chance of an isolated heavy fall then easing and clearing in the afternoon.
Highs: 11-14

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud breaks then sunny areas increase, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Southwesterlies ease dying out in the evening.
Highs: 13-15

Wellington
Any morning showers clear, mostly cloudy. Fresh southerlies gradually ease.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy, some sun may break through at times from afternoon. Southwesterly winds tend east to northeast after midday.
Highs: 13-14

Canterbury
Cloud breaks to some sun from afternoon, southwesterly winds die out in the evening. A few light showers about Banks Peninsula clear after midday.
Highs: 8-10

West Coast
Mostly sunny, light winds. Some cloud north of Westport may bring a light shower or two in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Some cloud about Southland, risk of  shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Otago has a mix of sun and cloud, sunny spells more likely / longer about northern Otago. Westerlies for Southland, light winds elsewhere.
Highs: 10-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz