Northwesterlies bring warm temperatures to New Zealand on Saturday especially about the eastern South Island, highs will likely get into the mid twenties perhaps even late twenties in the some spots. A cool down is coming though in the form of a southwest change, this change moves through Southland in the morning reaching Banks Peninsula in the evening then into the likes of Wellington overnight however by this stage it will have run out of puff.
Temperatures become more moderated for the South Island on Saturday night but it’s not a very big cool down, in fact many areas are still slightly above average. With the North Island still stuck in a northwest airflow lows are certainly above normal for most. Northland through to Bay Of Plenty doesn’t drop below 15 to 16 degrees overnight. Parts of the east coast have similar overnight lows, if a northwest flow persists enough through the night lows may only drop to 16 or 17 about Hawkes Bay. The coolest spot will likely be about Southland and Central Otago dropping down to around 6 degrees.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz