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Saturday’s national forecast

High pressure should keep the North Island quite dry today.  The only exception being East Cape/Gisborne where a few showers could pop up in response to strong daytime heating.  Temperatures will respond nicely to the strong January sunshine with highs well into the 20’s for most areas.  A few 30’s are likely for parts of the east.

On the Mainland, a pair of frontal boundaries threaten to set off a few showers later on in the day across the west.  Dry conditions are expected for the east.

Upper North Island

Mainly sunny skies with a few clouds.  Highs in the upper 20’s with the warmest temperatures expected for Northland and northern Waikato.

Lower North Island

Mainly sunny skies.  A few clouds building in during the late afternoon in the east with a few showers possible.  Highs in the mid 20’s for most areas with upper 20’s to around 30 expected in the east.

Upper South Island

Increasing cloudiness in the west with a few showers developing late in the day.  A few thunderstorms can’t be ruled out either.  Mainly sunny with a few clouds in the east.  Highs around 20 in the west.  Mid 20’s are in the east.  Christchurch could see highs close to 30.

Lower South Island

Cloudy with showers developing in the west.  A mix of sun and clouds in the east with a few showers possible by evening.  Highs around 20 in the west.  Highs in the low to mid 20’s in the east.

-WeatherWatch.co.nz

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