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Saturday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone covering New Zealand brings mainly settled weather today, an east to southeasterly airflow around this high brings a few showers to some northeastern areas.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some cloud about Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and Northland brings the odd shower at times. Winds mostly from the southeast however a sea breeze develops in the afternoon for western Waikato up through to western Northland, also Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 20-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A sunny day with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-24

Eastern North Island

Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, some cloud hangs about Gisborne however bringing a shower or two which clears in the afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23


Mostly sunny with northerly breezes.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-26


A sunny day with light winds, any morning cloud clears. An overnight southwest change brings some cloud.
Highs: 22-25

West Coast

Cloudy areas at times for South Westland although sunny spells break through in the afternoon, some drizzle at times for Fiordland. Further north conditions are sunnier although expect some cloud at times. Light west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago
A mostly sunny day, some high cloud slowly moves in from afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 20-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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