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Saturday’s national forecast – Calm before the storm

A ridge of high pressure brings some calming weather to New Zealand today, we still have a few showers in the west and far south, eastern regions are quite good. Overnight and into Sunday is when a cold change moves in.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with the odd shower, Bay Of Plenty should have a mainly sunny and dry day. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy, the odd shower at times, more so for Taranaki and the Central North Island. West to southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 9-16

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny, there could be a few afternoon clouds as westerlies tend more southwest.
Highs: 14-17


Mostly sunny, winds tend to the south in the morning, north by evening.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, west to southwesterly winds die out in the morning for Marlborough, light afternoon northeasterlies. Southwesterlies don’t die out till evening in Nelson.
Highs: 13-15


Sunny, light winds tend east to northeast around midday. Evening coastal cloud possible.
Highs: 11-14

West Coast

Occasional showers, drying up for South Westland in the afternoon. Rain develops about Fiordland in the evening becoming heavy overnight with thunderstorms possible. Winds from the west or southwest, tending north to northwest later in the day.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear then a few sunny spells break through with easing westerly winds. Rain develops overnight for Southland and western Central Otago.
Highs: 12-13


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