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Saturday’s national forecast – Heavy rain upper South Island

A stationary front feeds into the upper South Island today bringing heavy rain, heavy rain for some western North Island areas eases around midday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Humid with occasional showers, morning rain for Northland eases. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with spits or showers, heavy rain for Taranaki and Kapiti eases by midday. Some sun may break through from afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-23

Eastern North Island

Sun and high cloud, a few spits or showers for Wairarapa clearing during the afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-23


Rain, easing around midday to spits and showers. Gusty northerlies ease later in the day.
Highs: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Rain, heavy for Tasman, Nelson and the Sounds. Perhaps easing in the afternoon then picking up again overnight. Northerly winds.
Highs: 19-20


Mostly sunny, some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast

Cloudy areas and showers, thinning out in the afternoon with sun breaking through. Later in the day or overnight rain pushes down from the north. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, any morning cloud breaks away. Light winds.
Highs: 19-21


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