Saturday's national forecast


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An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to a majority of New Zealand today, a front about the far south brings some rain in the west and the risk of a shower about parts of Southland / Otago.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, a touch of high cloud. Southwesterly winds. Light northerlies in the afternoon for the Bay Of Plenty. Warmest temperatures in the afternoon for inland Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 21-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light winds tend to the west by midday.
Highs: 21-26

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible. Light winds tend southerly for a time then swing to the east or southeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 24-25

Wellington
Sunny areas and some high cloud, Northerlies tend Southerly around midday.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, afternoon east to northeast winds for Marlborough. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 23-25

Canterbury
Sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, some rain for South Westland, only the risk of a shower further north. Sun breaks through at times for Buller with high cloud. Winds from the north or northeast, light winds Greymouth northwards.
Highs: 17-23

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland and coastal Otago, southwest winds tend easterly in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower. Central Otago has a few sunny areas break through from afternoon, mostly cloudy for the main part, the odd spit possible from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. North to northwest winds.
Highs: 15-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz