Saturday's national forecast


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A large anticyclone cover New Zealand today although it will start to weaken slightly over the South Island as the day moves along. Becoming unstable about inland parts of the North Island again this afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, may be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about Waikato otherwise mainly dry. Light winds, mostly from the north or northeast.
Highs: 22-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland areas, some may become heavy with a thunderstorm then clearing at night. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 19-26

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-24

Wellington
A mix of sun and cloud, light southeasterly winds tend northerly in the evening.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud. Easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 22-25

Canterbury
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds freshen.
Highs: 19-22

West Coast
Sunny areas and some high cloud south of the Glaciers, areas of mid level cloud further north may bring a light shower or two from afternoon otherwise mainly dry.  Light winds from the northerly quarter.
Highs: 18-21

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, morning cloud about coastal Otago breaks away. Light north to northwesterly winds for most, northeasterlies about coastal Otago freshen.
Highs: 20-27

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz