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Saturday’s national forecast

A ridge brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, northerlies start to build over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny about Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and eastern parts of Auckland / Northland. Some cloud about western Northland / Auckland. Light winds for most then tending west to southwest in the afternoon, afternoon northerlies for Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 18-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mostly sunny morning, some cloud about coastal fringes pushes inland a little during the afternoon then into most places during the evening. Light winds tend northwesterly after midday.
Highs: 17-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny weather, a few morning showers clear Gisborne. Light winds then afternoon east to northeast winds.
Highs: 18-21


Some morning sun then becoming mostly cloud in the afternoon, northerly winds increase becoming gusty later in the day.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-23


Sunny with light east to northeast winds.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast

Mostly cloudy, some sun may break through in the afternoon about North Westland. A few drizzle patches for Fiordland. Light winds tend to the north or northeast from afternoon.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mainly later in the day. Light northerlies for most, northeasterlies about coastal Otago.
Highs: 18-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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