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Saturday’s national forecast

A slack pressure gradient lies over the South Island today with not a lot going on, northwesterlies lie over the North Island with a front pushing into Northland from the west this afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, risk of a shower, mainly out west. Showers more likely from afternoon about Northland then moving into Auckland in the evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
The odd shower, mainly morning with sunny areas increasing from afternoon. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island

Sunny, northwesterlies ease from afternoon.
Highs: 16-19


Mostly sunny, northwesterly winds gradually ease.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Early cloud then mostly sunny, northwest winds for Marlborough in the morning, light southwesterlies for Nelson. Winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-18

Morning low cloud or fog breaks to mostly sunny weather, cloud thickens up again in the evening with a few showers or drizzle patches south of Banks Peninsula. Afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-13

West Coast
Mostly cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, clearing during the afternoon. Light westerlies.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Partly cloudy, perhaps some fog morning and night. Brief sun possible during the afternoon. May be a light shower or drizzle patch about also otherwise mainly dry. A real mixed bag. Light winds tend south to southeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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