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Saturday’s national forecast – Heavy rain for the West Coast (+4 maps)

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy spells, chance of a shower mainly in the east but some areas will remain dry for much of the day. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, Taranaki may get a shower or two from evening. Northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 16-20

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-21


Plenty of high cloud, northerlies pick up from late morning becoming gusty.
Highs: 17-19

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloud thickens in the morning, the odd spit or shower from afternoon, more so for Nelson, to a lesser extent Marlborough. North to northwesterly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-20


High cloud, some sun may break through at times. Rain picks up in the evening about the high country spreading from the west. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-20

West Coast

Cloudy with the odd shower developing in the morning, rain from afternoon, becoming heavy for South Westland then further north in the evening. Northeasterlies freshen.
Highs: 17-18

Southland & Otago
High cloud thickens from morning, rain spreads into the lakes district from afternoon, overnight rain for Southland. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

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