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Saturday’s national forecast

A low pressure system brings unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today, parts of the West Coast and central South Island down through to Southland may have a mainly dry day however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, may be an isolated heavy fall with thunder in the afternoon then easing in the evening. Rain a bit more persistent / consistent about Bay Of Plenty during the day then easing in the evening. Northeasterly winds, northwesterlies develop about Northland and gradually Auckland from afternoon.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower at times but long dry spells too. Taranaki has a higher chance of showers. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-17

Eastern North Island

Patchy rain or drizzle, easing in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Mostly cloudy, the odd shower or drizzle patch possible. Easterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, rain becoming more persistent overnight about Nelson. Light winds.
Highs: 13-14


Mostly cloudy about the Canterbury Plains, some drizzle possible (especially about Banks Peninsula). Inland about the Mackenzie Basin and high country expect sunny areas and some high cloud. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast

Mostly cloudy, some sun may break through in the afternoon for North Westland. Drizzle about Fiordland then overnight rain spreads to all areas. Light winds.
Highs: 13-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, a chance of fog about inland valleys / basins especially morning and night. Light winds. Coastal Otago has cloudy areas, some drizzle possible also mainly morning, northeast winds.
Highs: 7-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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