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Saturday’s national forecast

A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, spinning out of a large anticyclone centred just to the northwest of the North Island in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy with the odd shower at times, mainly in the west. Skies may be clear first thing in the morning out east before some cloud moves in. West to southwesterly breezes.
Highs: 13-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd spit or shower, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island

Sunny weather after a cold start, light winds tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16


Mostly sunny, a few clouds possible. Northwesterly winds.
High: 12-13

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny weather. Light winds for Marlborough, southwesterlies for Nelson.
Highs: 13-14


Sunny weather, light winds.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, some rain moves into South Westland in the evening then further north overnight. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland, Otago has sunny areas and some high cloud. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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