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Saturday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone centred to the southeast of the South Island spreads a ridge over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light easterly quarter winds. Some cloud about Coromandel, northern Auckland and Northland brings the odd shower.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, any morning low cloud or fog clears. Light winds.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy, the odd shower or drizzle patch (mainly morning). Light southerlies tend easterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-18


Morning cloud then mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light easterly winds.
High: 17-18

Marlborough & Nelson

Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (easterly for Marlborough, northerly for Nelson).
Highs: 18-19


Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds becoming fresh this afternoon.
Highs: 16-19

West Coast

A mix of sun and cloud with light north to northwesterly winds, morning low cloud or fog possible about some inland valleys.
Highs: 18-21

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and some high cloud, morning low cloud or fog possible. Light east to northeasterly winds. Coastal Otago has the coolest day time highs with a mostly cloudy start then a few afternoon sunny spells, winds breezy from the ENE.
Highs: 17-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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