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Saturday’s national forecast: Sunny & frosty for some, showery & cloudy for others

High pressure is in charge of the South Island today but a developing wet north east air flow for the upper North Island sees showers.

More rain and showers will be coming on Sunday and Monday too in the north – spreading down the country for a time.

For today winds are light for most with easterly quarter winds in many northern areas.

A frosty start (and night ahead) for some inland parts of the South Island.

Here are the regional forecasts for Saturday…

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Fairly Cloudy with showers, especially in western Bay of Plenty. Dry and sunny spells more likely the further west you are. East to NE winds.
Highs: 12-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy at times with the chance of a shower otherwise mainly dry. Some sunny spells may break through. Light winds from the easterly quarter.
Highs: 14 – 17

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with drizzle patches or the odd shower, but sunny spells further south you go, especially southern Wairarapa. Light variable winds, mostly easterly quarter.
Highs: 13 – 16

Cloudy and sunny spells. SE winds.
High: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with showers or drizzle in the west, mainly dry with sunny spells on the Blenheim side.
b: 13-15

Mostly Sunny with light winds. Early morning and overnight frosts possible.
Highs: 12-14

West Coast
Sunny with light winds.
Highs: 14 to 16

Southland & Otago
Frosty for some inland with a mostly sunny day on the way. Light winds. Isolated fog and mist patches possible too.
Highs: 9-13

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