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Saturday’s national forecast

A low pressure system sits east of the South Island today. Westerly quarter winds bring cloud and showers to many western areas while eastern regions can expect warmer weather with some high cloud. A southerly change however works its way up the South Islands east coast bringing showers.

Auckland & Northland
Strong gusty west to southwest winds, cloudy spells with sunny breaks now and then. Chance of a brief light shower now and then also any of which clear in the afternoon. Winds ease later in the evening.
Highs: 16-17

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Sunny spells with gusty westerly winds, strong at times. There may be a shower or two in the morning. About the Bay Of Plenty conditions will be mostly sunny.
Highs: 13-17

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with strong west to northwest winds, gale force about Wairarapa. A few showers develop about Wairarapa later in the evening or overnight as winds change southwest.
Highs: 17-18

Western North Island
Strong west to northwest winds with showers, easing in the afternoon. Showers may clear overnight or at the least becoming few and far between.
Highs: 14-15

Morning showers clear then expect cloudy spells with strong to gale northerly winds. Overnight winds change southerly with showers.
High: 15

Cloudy periods with a few showers possible at times, mainly morning. Expect gusty westerly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Sunny with some high cloud, gusty northwesterly winds strong at times in the afternoon. Winds ease in the evening and tend more westerly.
Highs: 17-18

Morning sunny areas and some high cloud, northwestely breezes. Winds change southwest around midday for South Canterbury then through into North Canterbury mid afternoon bringing showers.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast
Morning rain easing to showers in the afternoon as westerly winds change southwest.
High: 14

Coastal Otago
High cloud at first, winds change southwest mid morning with increasing cloud. Showers from midday ease overnight.
Highs: 12-13

Central Otago
Winds change southwest early in the morning bringing scattered showers, a few brief sunny spells may peak through now and then. Shwoers clear in the evening with cloud breaking up a little overnight.
Highs: 13-14

Winds change southerly early morning bringing showers which clear overnight. Cool temperatures.
High: 10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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