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Saturday’s national forecast

A northerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front pushes northwards over the South Island reaching the lower North Island around dawn on Sunday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and thickening cloud, a few spits or drizzle patches about Northland spread elsewhere later in the day / overnight. North to northeasterly winds freshen. 
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells, cloud thickens up late afternoon / evening. There may be a shower or drizzle patch about Taranaki / Kapiti, overnight some rain moves into these areas. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with high cloud later in the day, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-22


Mostly cloudy, may be a spit later in the day. Strong north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy about Nelson with the odd light shower, rain develops in the evening then spreading into Marlborough overnight. Rain becomes heavy overnight for Nelson. Some sun for Marlborough in the morning before clouding over. North to northwesterly winds increase.
Highs: 18-21


Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, heavy rain moves into the high country in the evening then a few scattered areas of rain spread to the coast overnight. North to northeasterly winds pick up from afternoon.
Highs: 19-21

West Coast

Cloudy, the odd shower. Heavy rain moves into Fiordland during the morning then pushing northwards reaching North Westland late afternoon. Winds gusty from the northeast. 
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, some rain late afternoon then clearing in the evening. Coastal Otago may stay mainly dry with thick high cloud. Northeasterly winds. 
Highs: 17-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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