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Saturday’s national forecast

A front moves off the upper South Island then onto the lower North Island this morning, it will weaken quickly as it does then a ridge of high pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
High cloud, gradually breaking away from afternoon for Northland and Auckland. Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees mid level cloud increasing from afternoon, chance of an evening shower about Waikato. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some rain develops during the morning, clearing afternoon as northwesterlies change westerly then some sun breaks through later in the day.
Highs: 21-25

Eastern North Island
Some cloud and a few showers about Wairarapa in the morning, southerlies develop around midday then sunny spells develop. Further north conditions stay dry with morning high cloud then some afternoon mid level cloud as light winds change southerly.
Highs: 24-30

A few morning showers then sunny spells break through later in the afternoon, breezy north to northwesterly winds change southerly around midday.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
Early rain eases to a few showers then clearing before midday, afternoon sunny spells break through. Winds change southeast in the morning then dying out at night.
Highs: 20-25

Morning showers then sunny spells increase, southerlies then afternoon easterlies.
Highs: 16-19

West Coast
Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, southwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
A few morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, morning southwesterlies die out then northwesterlies gradually move in from afternoon. Northeasterlies develop in the afternoon for coastal Otago.
Highs: 18-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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