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Saturday’s national forecast – Front moves through central NZ

A shallow low and frontal zone moves through central New Zealand today bringing some rain to the lower North Island, a few showers at either end of the country.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy with a few showers, some dry areas too. Light northerlies.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with some rain, northerlies change to the south in the evening.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island

Morning spots of rain for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then drying out, some rain for Wairarapa then spreading northwards during the course of the evening with southwesterlies.
Highs: 15-18


Patchy rain, northerlies change around to the south late afternoon.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy with a few showers about, a few dry periods also especially afternoon. Light winds tend to the south by evening.
Highs: 14-15


Mostly sunny for South Canterbury with a frosty start, further north there is cloudy areas with the risk of a shower or two, cloud clears in the evening. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 6-15

West Coast

Mostly sunny for South Westland after any early cloud clears, further north skies are cloudier with patchy showers, clearing in the evening as light northeasterlies change southeast. Showers hang about Buller overnight.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
A few showers develop in the morning for Southland, around midday for Otago as northwesterlies change southwest, clearing in the afternoon with increasing sunny spells. Winds fresh for coastal Otago.
Highs: 7-11


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