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Saturday’s national forecast – Heavy rain in the east

A southerly airflow lies over most of New Zealand today with heavy rain for eastern regions and drier weather for the most part in the west. The far south and West Coast has good weather today, later this evening or overnight rain pushes into coastal Otago.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty Partly cloudy, rain possible from late afternoon or evening about northern Northland. Gusty southeasterlies ease.
Highs: 14 – 17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, the morning may be mainly dry with the odd shower from afternoon. Strong southeasterlies with coastal gales then easing from afternoon.
Highs: 9 – 14

Eastern North Island

Rain, heavy falls at times, easing in the evening. Gusty southeasterlies ease later in the day.
Highs: 12 – 14


Showers, rain from late afternoon or evening. Strong southeasterlies with gales through Cook Strait, easing later in the day.
Highs: 11 – 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Showers for Marlborough, turning to rain around midday, rain becomes heavy for southern Marlborough. Nelson sees showers in the evening spreading from the east. Strong southeasterly winds, gales about various headlands then easing from afternoon.
Highs: 10 – 14


Cloudy, rain north of Banks Peninsula becomes heavy in the afternoon. Rain spreads south into mid then south Canterbury during the afternoon, perhaps heavy there later in the day or overnight. Southerlies freshen.
Highs: 7 – 10

West Coast

Sunny, cloud thickens later in the day for North Westland and Buller especially, late showers spread from the east. Breezy southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10 – 14

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Later in the evening or overnight rain moves into coastal Otago. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 7 – 10


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