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Saturday’s national forecast – Front over central NZ

A front lies over central New Zealand today bringing rain to the upper South Island and lower North Island, heavy in spots. Northerlies for the North Island, southerlies further south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, a few light showers in the morning from Bay Of Plenty up through to eastern Northland clear. Breezy humid northeasterly winds. Overnight rain moves in from the west especially to Northland and western Waikato.
Highs: 26-30

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy and warm, some rain and cloudier skies Manawatu southwards with cooler temperatures. Rain also moving into Taranaki this afternoon. Overnight rain becomes widespread with heavy rain moving into Taranaki. Light winds (northeaserlies for Taranaki) tend southeasterly around midday.
Highs: 22-29

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny and hot, Wairarapa has some rain though. Cloud spreads north into Hawkes Bay from afternoon as light winds tend southerly.
Highs: 21-28


Rain, possible heavy in the morning, backing off from afternoon then picking up again overnight. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Heavy rain for Nelson starts to ease from afternoon. Marlborough has rain with heavy falls possible in the morning then again overnight. Southeasterlies from morning for Marlborough, pushing into Nelson around midday.
Highs: 17-21


Rain, a bit more persistent inland. Overnight rain may become quite persistent for all. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

West Coast

Cloudy with spots of rain, rain a little more persistent inland about the Main Divide and up towards Buller. Rain may become a little more persistent late afternoon or evening for most. Fiordland sees showers clear in the morning though and becoming dry with sun. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas and occasional sunny spells for Southland, risk of a shower. Otago has some rain, easing in the morning and mostly clearing around midday but the odd straggler may hang onto evening. Light south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-15


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