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Saturday’s national forecast – Rain for central NZ may be heavy

A low / front moving into central New Zealand today brings rain which may be heavy, especially for the upper South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, chance of a shower. Showers more likely for Bay Of Plenty. Showers becoming more widespread this evening as northerlies change northwest.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few showers, rain for Taranaki and south of Palmerston North. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Sun and some high cloud, rain spreads into from the west into Wairarapa. A few spits of rain north of Napier overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Rain (possibly heavy), northerly winds.
Highs: 13

Marlborough & Nelson

Rain develops this morning, possibly heavy from afternoon. Northerlies.
Highs: 9-13


Thickening high cloud, patchy rain moves in during the afternoon, more persistent for North Canterbury. In the evening rain become persistent for most of Canterbury, heavy in the north. Southwesterlies pick up later today.
Highs: 5-13

West Coast

High cloud, some rain for Fiordland, rain moves in north of Greymouth this afternoon then becoming heavy. Light winds tend southwest later today.
Highs: 7-12

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, a few showers for Southland, perhaps some rain in the west. Light winds gradually tend southwest this afternoon.
Highs: 8-10


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