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Saturday’s national forecast – Rain moves into the south (+6 Maps)

High pressure continues to cover the North Island but is slipping off some of the South Island.

This process encourages rain in Fiordland (and surrounds) to move northwards a little – along with a windy nor’wester. Southland and South Westland are also expected to get some rain.

Winds will be strong through Wellington and Cook Strait and in exposed alpine areas.

Temperatures are again above average in most places.

Here are the regional forecasts for Saturday

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Light variable winds or a light westerly under high pressure. A mix of sunny and cloudy periods, although mostly sunny in Bay of Plenty and other eastern areas.
Highs: 20 – 24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy at times with west to north west winds. Might be a coastal shower in the very lower North Island.
Highs: 17 – 20

Eastern North Island
Sunny with West to North West winds. Hottest inland.
Highs: 20 – 27

Brisk north to north west winds and passing clouds.
High: 17 or 18

Marlborough & Nelson
West to north west winds and mostly sunny and warm.
Highs: 21 – 26

A sunny warm to hot day with nor’westers. Coolest in the mountains and high country where it may also be a little cloudier at times.
Highs: 16 – 28

West Coast
North to north west winds and clouds increasing. Might be a few showers otherwise a mainly dry day.
Highs: 16 – 19

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud with north to north west winds. Showers turning to rain Fiordland and a few showers possible elsewhere.
Highs: 17-22



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