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Saturday’s national forecast – Heavy rain in the west eases

A front pushes over New Zealand this morning moving in a west to east fashion, heavy rain in the west eases to showers.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain eases to showers in the morning for Northland then elsewhere during the afternoon as breezy northeasterlies change northwest. Sun may start to break through.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain for Taranaki spreads elsewhere during the morning, easing to showers in the afternoon as northerlies tend northwest thanks to a front passing over. Winds gusty about the coast but easing a touch after front moves through.
Highs: 15-20

Eastern North Island

High cloud, a few spots of rain around midday as a front passes over then breaking to sun in the afternoon. Wairarapa sees rain continue at times though. Northerly winds.
Highs: 20-22


Rain eases to showers in the afternoon, strong north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Heavy rain eases to showers around midday, only a few spots left by evening, eastern Marlborough may dry out. Gusty north to northwesterly winds ease.
Highs: 16-20


Heavy rain in the high country eases and clears during the afternoon, partly cloudy skies elsewhere with the chance of an overnight shower. Northerlies tend southwest near the coast for a time.
Highs: 14-20

West Coast

Heavy rain in the morning eases to showers, rain moves back into Fiordland during the afternoon. Breezy northerlies ease.
Highs: 13-16

Southland & Otago
Morning rain or showers clear then some sun breaks through, In the evening rain moves back into Southland. Light winds.
Highs: 13-15


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