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Saturday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today, rain for the western South Island, mainly dry out east. The North Island is mostly dry also although expect the odd shower in the west south of Taranaki.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy for Northland through to Waikato, chance of a light shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Bay Of Plenty may have some sun in the morning then cloud increases. Westerly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower from afternoon (mainly about Kapiti and Taranaki). Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, some high cloud (mainly later in the day). Light winds tend north to northwest.
Highs: 17-20


Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower from afternoon (mainly in the north). Breezy northwesterly winds.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud for Marlborough, a few spots of rain overnight. Nelson has mostly cloudy skies with a shower or two from midday then evening rain. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19


Morning high cloud then some sun breaks through, cloud thickens again in the evening with rain overnight pushing in from the west. South Canterbury stays mainly dry. Light winds.
Highs: 16-20

West Coast

Cloudy about South Westland with the odd shower. Further north expect rain to become restricted to Buller during the morning, some sun breaks through where rain clears. Overnight rain pushes back in to most of North Westland. Winds from the north or northwest.
Highs: 12-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds. Afternoon northeasterlies for coastal Otago.
Highs: 14-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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