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Saturday’s national forecast – Settled but a few showers about the fringes (+ 4 maps)

A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled weather today, not totally cloud free though, more details below!

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny…. however, some cloud from Coromandel through to Northland may see a shower or two especially in the east. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, southeasterly winds may tend a little more southerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower for Hawkes Bay and more so Gisborne, the Wairarapa is dry with mostly sunny weather although expect some coastal cloud from afternoon. In the evening cloud thickens for all with late showers / drizzle. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-19


Sunny. A cold start for inland areas. There may be some evening cloud. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-20


Mostly sunny for North Canterbury, skies a little cloudier further south but hopefully some afternoon sun breaking through. Overnight cloud thickens for all with the chance of a drizzle patch. Light winds tend ESE in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-21

West Coast

Morning cloud breaks to increasing sunny spells, light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland, chance of a light shower or two. Cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells for Otago, cloud thickens up again in the evening for coastal Otago bringing the risk of a light shower. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-21

Temperatures – Departure from normal and day time highs
Swell map – Saturday 19th March 1:00pm


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