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Saturday’s national forecast – Unstable in the north (+9 maps)

Becoming unstable for some parts of the western / upper North Island this afternoon, rain at times still feeding into the east coast. The South Island is mainly settled with high pressure but there may be some cloud about especially in the east.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning sunny spells, isolated showers develop in the afternoon, some may become heavy with thunder especially south Auckland into the Waikato and across to the Bay Of Plenty then clearing later on. Light winds.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, a few spits or showers especially morning and about the eastern ranges the rest of the day. Northern Taranaki may have a few afternoon sunny spells and an isolated shower or two. Southeasterly winds, fresh about the coast.
Highs: 16-22

Eastern North Island

Periods of rain, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-19


Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, breezy south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy for Marlborough with some drizzle possible, southeasterly winds. Nelson has a mostly cloudy morning then afternoon sun with warm temperatures, winds are light.
Highs: 16-20


Morning low cloud or fog breaks to sunny spells, cloud may thicken again in the evening about the coast. Northern parts of North Canterbury skies are quite cloudy for most of the day. A warm afternoon for the Mackenzie Basin. East to northeasterly winds, breezy across the plains.
Highs: 14-21

West Coast

Mostly sunny, some high cloud about South Westland. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
Chance of morning low cloud or fog then expect mostly sunny weather with some high cloud. Lower level cloud moves back into coastal Otago in the evening. Easterly quarter winds, breezy about coastal Otago and the Catlins.
Highs: 16-23 is proud to be setting the international standard for forecasting in NZ – powered by IBM

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Jafar on 6/11/2021 3:24am

The weather forecast for Auckland since last few days has been very inaccurate, I wonder why that’s happening?

WW Forecast Team on 6/11/2021 3:36am

HI there, it’s due to a large area of low pressure stuck over northern NZ. If you watch Phil’s latest weather video he specifically talks about Auckland and the upper North Island and why some are getting rain/thunder forecasts when it’s dry, maybe sunny. Right conditions for downpours and thunder, but they won’t be forming in every part of northern NZ.


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