Saturday‘s national forecast

The last sunrise for August, featuring Tauranga harbour bridge. Photo/Video: Rosalie Liddle Crawford

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For much of the Bay of Plenty today, this last day of August is mostly sunny.

WeatherWatch Analyst Aaron Wilkinson says there are anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand today, with a westerly airflow about the lower South Island. A weak front over Northland is slowly breaking away.

For the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Auckland and Waikato, morning cloud has broken away with sunny spells increasing. The Bay Of Plenty has a mostly sunny day.

Northland has showers, easing and clearing in the afternoon, and southwesterly winds are about. There should be a high today of 15-16 degrees across these regions.

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional sunny spells, sun a little more frequent from afternoon. Light winds tend west to southwest by midday.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, a few clouds periods about. Perhaps a light shower or two about Gisborne in the morning then clearing. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

Mostly sunny, cloud a little more frequent in the afternoon. Light winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

Mostly sunny, light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, may be an early coastal shower which clears. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Sunny spells increase from morning about Southland, mostly sunny by afternoon. There may be a coastal morning shower then mainly dry. Otago has a mainly sunny day. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

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