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Saturday’s national forecast

An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea shunts over New Zealand today bringing in mainly settled conditions but it will still be a little cool for some especially in the east as a southwest airflow dies away.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny for Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. A few morning showers about Auckland clear, showers not clearing Northland till afternoon then sunny spells develop. Southeasterlies about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty, tending southwest for Auckland and Northland.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny, light southeasterly winds, perhaps tending more south to southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-21

Eastern North Island
Showers, clearing early afternoon then sunny spells increase. Southerlies die out in the evening.
Highs: 16-18

Any morning showers clear then expect some sun, southerlies gradually ease.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud, south to southeast winds die out in the evening. Winds tend northerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Highs: 16-18

Morning cloud with the risk of a shower then sunny areas break through, southwest winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon, a shower or two possible at times midday onwards Hokitika northwards.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather with some high cloud, light winds.
Highs: 16-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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