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Saturday’s national forecast

A ridge gradually weakens over the North Island today, a northwest airflow lies over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with light north to northwesterly winds. There may be some morning sun about Bay Of Plenty before becoming mostly cloudy by midday.
Highs: 13-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with light winds tending to the north by midday, chance of a light shower or drizzle patch at times for Taranaki and Kapiti.
Highs: 8-14

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with areas of high cloud gradually increasing, light afternoon northeasterlies.
Highs: 12-14


Skies becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, northerly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, high cloud increases from afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14


Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast

Cloudy with rain, heavy falls possible (mainly Greymouth southwards). Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, chance spot of rain at times, mainly evening. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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