Saturday's national forecast


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A large anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be a few areas of cloud morning and night for the Waikato. Cloud a little more frequent this afternoon for inland Auckland / Northland as sea breezes form a convergence zone, these clouds bring the low risk of an isolated shower or two also.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud, perhaps a light shower then breaking to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon. Light southerly quarter winds gradually tend east to northeast.
Highs: 14-16

Wellington
Sunny, light northerly winds.
High: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, some morning cloud about Nelson then breaking away. Light afternoon east to northeasterly winds for Marlborough. Winds tend northerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Highs: 15-18

Canterbury
Sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast
Areas of cloud, thickening up a little in the afternoon. Light winds tend west to northwest after midday. Inland Buller is mostly sunny, only a few clouds from afternoon.
Highs: 14-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears, light winds. Afternoon east to northeast breezes about coastal Otago.
Highs: 14-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz