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Saturday’s national forecast

Updated: Not so many showers in the forecast for northern NZ today as our pervious update stated.

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a broad area of low pressure to the northwest in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny at first then cloudy areas. Mainly dry but some risk of an isolated shower, more so from afternoon and then clearing in the evening. Showers a little more likely about the Waikato than elsewhere. Northwesterly winds. A mild afternoon.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, a shower or two about coastal fringe areas spreading elsewhere in the afternoon. Showers clear in the evening. Some rain at times for Taranaki. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20


Mostly cloudy with the odd spit or shower possible in the morning, sunny areas increase from afternoon. Brisk northwesterly winds.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, morning high cloud clears away. Early showers about the Marlborough Sounds clear. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19


Mostly sunny, any morning high cloud clears. Light northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, some morning rain about South Westland eases. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-15

Southland & Otago
Some morning sun then cloud increases about Southland, chance of a shower from afternoon as westerly winds become strong. Otago sees any early rain clear then sunny areas increase, northwesterlies.
Highs: 13-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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