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Saturday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a westerly airflow moving around the bottom of this high brings a few showers to South Westland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be some cloud morning and night, perhaps even some fog morning and night about inland areas like the Waikato. Light winds.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds tending to the westerly quarter.
Highs: 15-17

Eastern North Island

Sunny, light winds.
Highs: 17-20


Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, northerly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny. Light winds tend to the north in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-21


Early cloud clears then expect sunny weather, light northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast

Mostly cloudy Greymouth southwards, showers south of about Hokitika. Further north conditions are sunnier with some afternoon cloud likely. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, there may be some high cloud. Light northerlies, perhaps tending a little more northeast about coastal Otago.
Highs: 18-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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