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Saturday’s national forecast

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy with breezy north to northeasterly winds, the odd drizzle patch now and then with dry spells. Humid conditions. Overnight rain develops which could be heavy and thundery.
Highs: 18-19

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Cloudy skies with north to northeasterly winds, patchy rain, pehaps some drizzle too. Dry spells now and then also.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island
Plenty of high cloud with northerly winds, a little gusty at times in the afternoon. Warm temperatures.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island
Mainly cloudy skies with breezy northerly winds. Patchy areas of rain with dry spells now and then. Rain more persistent about Taranaki, especially the north of the region where heavy falls are possible.
Highs: 17-19

Patchy rain with a period of more persistent rain during the afternoon, breezy northerly winds.
High: 15

Rain with a few heavy falls about the ranges, particularly the Nelson Lakes area. Northerly winds.
High: 16

Periods of rain with northerly breezes, temperatures fairly mild.
Highs: 17-18

Sunny with some high cloud, northerly winds. Some rain moves over in the afternoon north of Banks Peninsula, spreading from the west then clearing in the evening.
High: 18-21

West Coast
Periods of rain, fairly patchy about South Westland. Some heavy and potentially thundery rain moves into North Westland and Buller in the afternoon then eases again at night. Northerly winds.
High: 16

Coastal Otago
Morning cloud clears to a mostly sunny afternoon with a few whiffs of high cloud, northeasterly breezes.
Highs: 18-19

Central Otago
Sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend northerly.
High: 17

A few early showers clear then expect sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tend northeast. A few isolated showers may develop late afternoon and evening any of which clear at night.
High: 17


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