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Saturday’s national forecast – Southwest airflow (+5 maps)

A front moving over the North Island this morning drags in a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand bringing showers to many regions. The Bay Of Plenty though stays mainly dry and showers clear up about the far south from this afternoon.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud and a few showers then sunny spells increase, the odd shower may continue out west for the rest of the day. Breezy southwesterlies.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and a few showers, west to southwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Highs: 12-17

Eastern North Island

Sunny, light winds change southwest in the afternoon. Cloud and a few showers develop about Wairarapa in the afternoon then further north in the evening.
Highs: 18-21


Morning northwesterlies with sunny spells, southerlies develop around midday bringing increasing cloud and the chance of a shower. A higher chance of showers in the evening.
Highs: 16-18

Marlborough & Nelson

Dry in the morning with some sun, showers develop in the afternoon with southerlies, possibly heavy with thunderstorms for Marlborough then clearing at night.
Highs: 17-19


There may be some sun first thing then cloud increases in the morning with the odd shower and freshening southwesterlies, showers pick up late afternoon (especially inland) then clear overnight.
Highs: 15-18

West Coast

Showers, clearing Fiordland in the morning then sunny areas break through. Further north expect a mostly cloudy day with showers, clearing in the evening. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Showers, possibly heavy, clearing around midday for Southland then during the afternoon for Otago. Perhaps not clearing coastal Otago till evening. Once showers clear sunny spells increase, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 13-17 is proud to be setting the international standard for forecasting in NZ – powered by IBM

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