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Saturday’s national forecast

A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, especially from afternoon. A shower or two spreads in from the west during the morning, expect many dry areas also. Dry about Bay Of Plenty all day with mostly sunny weather, cloud thickens up in the evening with late showers / drizzle. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloud increases in the morning, a shower or two from midday, clearing evening. Light winds tend southeasterly by evening.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, cloud builds in the morning for Wairarapa then a few showers develop there in the afternoon, clearing at night. Hawkes Bay and Gisborne sees cloud increase from afternoon then there may be a shower or drizzle patch by evening. South to southeasterly winds develop before midday.
Highs: 14-15


Partly cloudy with south to southeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy areas develop in the morning with southeasterly winds, afternoon northerlies for Nelson. There may be a drizzle patch or shower from afternoon then clearing at night.
Highs: 14-16


Cloudy areas develop in the morning with light southerlies, chance of a drizzle patch or shower about inland areas from afternoon, clearing at night.
Highs: 12-15

West Coast

Cloudy areas, the odd shower then clearing late afternoon with cloud breaking away. Southwesterly winds die away.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers, mostly about Southland but the odd one works into Otago at times then clearing late afternoon / evening. Snow flurries to 600m. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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