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Saturday’s national forecast

A low and associated front in the Tasman Sea moves over South Island today, the North Island is mainly settled.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds tending west to northwest in the afternoon. Cloud banks up about eastern Bay Of Plenty / western East Cape in the afternoon bringing the risk of a light shower.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, light northeasterlies tend northwest in the afternoon. Showers move in later in the evening / overnight.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Any light early morning showers clear, cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-22


Morning cloud then some afternoon sun as southerlies tend northerly. Patchy rain / showers later in the evening.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud then afternoon sun breaks through as southerly winds die out tending northwest. Rain moves into Nelson in the evening then spreading into Marlborough later on.
Highs: 18-20


Thick high cloud, a few spots of rain late afternoon / evening. Breezy northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

West Coast

Rain with heavy falls about South Westland spreads into North westland during the afternoon, clearing overnight as northeasterly winds change southwest.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Rain at times, developing early morning for Southland and Central Otago, spreading to coastal Otago in the afternoon. Rain easing and clearing in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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