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Saturday’s national forecast – Anticyclone starts to move in (+5 maps)

An anticyclone pushes in over the South Island today moving in from the Tasman Sea, meanwhile a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.

Most of the South Island is dry today but there may be a few morning showers about Canterbury (mainly nearer the coast) then clearing away. The North Island sees showers in the east and a few showers in the far north.

Temperatures are a bit cool in the east although some South Island areas may get into the early twenties especially inland. The eastern North Island is cool, warmer in the west with highs getting into the early to mid twenties.

Southwesterlies die away from the eastern South Island, winds tend onshore in the afternoon about all regions. South to southeasterly winds for the North Island.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloud Auckland northwards breaks to increasing sunny areas, there may be a few morning showers about Northland also then gradually clearing. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, some cloud towards the eastern ranges. Coolest day time highs about the Central Plateau.
Highs: 15-21

Eastern North Island

Cloudy areas, the odd shower, more so about the coast then breaking away in the afternoon. Showers a bit more persistent during the day north of Napier. Cool south to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20


A morning shower or two then sunny spells increase in the afternoon, southerly winds.
High: 16-18

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, some cloud at times. Southeasterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies in Nelson.
Highs: 18-20


Morning cloud, perhaps a light shower or two then breaking to increasing sunny areas from afternoon. Southwesterlies tend northeast by evening.
Highs: 17-18

West Coast

Mainly sunny weather, there may be some cloud at times in the afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 17-22

Southland & Otago
Any morning cloud clears otherwise mostly sunny, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon. Southwesterlies about coastal Otago die away during the morning.
Highs: 16-22


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