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Saturday’s national forecast – Southwesterly airflow

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front pushing over the South Island this morning then the North Island this afternoon. Showers or rain in the west and south, drier in the east with sun.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, Bay Of Plenty may be mainly dry but still the chance of a shower. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some cloud and the odd shower, a burst of showers moving through late morning through to early afternoon. Fresh west to northwesterly winds, strong to gale about some coastal parts.
Highs: 10-17

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, fresh westerlies.
Highs: 15-18


A mix of sun and cloud, fresh westerlies. Winds may tend to the south later in the day.
Highs: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

A chance spot of rain in the morning passing over from the west, sunny otherwise with westerly winds, winds tend more southwest for Nelson.
Highs: 14-16


Sunny after a cold start, westerly winds. Southwesterlies freshen about the coast later in the day with some cloud for Banks Peninsula and perhaps a shower.
Highs: 13-16

West Coast

Morning rain eases to showers, clearing up about South Westland with sun breaking through. Fresh southwesterlies, strong about the coast.
Highs: 10-15

Southland & Otago
Showers with snow flurries to about 700 or maybe 600m, strong southwesterlies with gales about the coast. About some parts of Central Otago there may just be morning showers then sunny spells breaking through with winds tending a little more to the west.
Highs: 9-11


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