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Saturday’s national forecast – A few fronts move through

An occluded front passes over New Zealand today moving in from the west meanwhile a cold front pushes onto the far south. Warm in the east today.

North Island

Partly cloudy skies for the upper North Island with a few showers, winds from the north or northwest, morning rain for Bay Of Plenty eases. Winds change to the west late afternoon or evening. A few showers or maybe even some rain about Taranaki and Kapiti, a bit drier elsewhere in the southwest but there may still be a shower or two with northerlies. The east coast has high cloud, perhaps morning spots of rain then drying out, northerly winds.

South Island

Morning rain for the West Coast eases to showers, rain continues about Fiordland before easing in the evening. Morning rain moves through Nelson and Marlborough then easing to showers in the afternoon and clearing. Dry in the east with high cloud and north to northwesterly winds, warm temperatures. Some rain moves into Southland around midday, perhaps a few showers reaching Otago in the evening then rain or showers clears away.


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