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Saturday’s national forecast – Front for the North Island (+4 maps)

A front passes over the North Island today meanwhile a northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island.

As a front passes over the North Island today expect some rain in the west, spits spread to the east coast. Rain or showers for the West Coast of the South Island, late afternoon / evening showers about Southland and Otago.

Warm temperatures for eastern regions and the upper North Island today, cooler temperatures in the west.

North to northwesterly winds for most of New Zealand today, breezy for the western North Island, gusty through Cook Strait.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning sunny spells, rain develops in the afternoon, easing evening as northerlies tend northwest.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Dry first thing, there may be some sun then rain develops mid to late morning with a few heavy falls possible. Rain easing to showers mid afternoon as northerlies tend northwest. Conditions dry out in the evening.
Highs: 16-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, some rain early afternoon for Wairarapa then late afternoon / evening further north spreading from the west as a cold front passes over the North Island. Northeasterlies, tending northwest after rain clears.
Highs: 21-27


Morning rain, easing to showers in the afternoon as gusty northerlies tend northwest. Drying up in the evening and there may be some sun late in the day before dusk.
High: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Early rain clears then breaking to sunny spells, further showers move back in in the afternoon but eastern Marlborough may stay mainly dry. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-23


Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud at times. A few spits in the high country spreading from the west. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-24

West Coast

Showers, chance of a heavy fall with some thunder mainly morning then north of Greymouth early afternoon. North to northeasterly winds. Conditions clearing up overnight about South Westland as winds change southeast.
Highs: 15-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, a few isolated showers possible late afternoon or evening. Light north to northeasterly winds, winds tend southerly in the afternoon for Southland.
Highs: 18-19

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