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Saturday’s national forecast

This weekend is noted for an incoming low over the North Island today which should clear by tomorrow morning but also a series of fronts in a westerly flow increasing across the South Island.

A band of rain should spread across the North Island this afternoon/tonight and tomorrow morning whereas rain should build and thicken up for West Coasters across the Mainland today and spillover to parts of Southland and Otago tonight and/or tomorrow.

Driest areas still appear to be the northeast of the South island but a sou’ west change later tomorrow should see a period of coldy, showery skies push in.

Frosts first thing this morning have gripped parts of central and southern New Zealand however eastern skies should see relatively mild temperatures later today as a nor’ wester builds. Some high cloud thickening is the most likely cloud formation.

Early next week still looks very cold as a southerly outbreak moves over the country.




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