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Saturday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a southeasterly airflow moving around this high brings a few showers to the far north and this morning about Gisborne.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny for most, some cloud for Northland (especially in the east) northern Auckland and Coromandel brings a few showers then clearing in the evening. Light southeasterly winds, winds may be a little breezy about eastern Northland in the morning then easing.
Highs: 13-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, light winds. A frosty start for inland areas. Light afternoon westerlies for Taranaki.
Highs: 10-13

Eastern North Island

Morning drizzle or the odd light shower for Gisborne clears away, cloud breaks in the evening. Cloud breaks then sunny areas increase from afternoon for Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa has any early cloud clear then sunny. Light southerlies.
Highs: 10-12


Sunny, light winds. Cloud thickens up overnight.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, cloud thickens up overnight for Marlborough. Light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-14


Sunny after a frosty start, heaviest frosts about the Mackenzie Country. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon. Cloud thickens up late evening.
Highs: 9-12

West Coast

Morning showers Greymouth northwards then some sun breaks through from afternoon. Further south conditions are mostly sunny, some cloud at times for Fiordland. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago
Sunny weather, some cloud about coastal fringe areas may move a little further on land in the afternoon about Southland and the Catlins. Otago Peninsula northwards sees some cloud later in the day. Light winds tend to the west or southwest.
Highs: 9-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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