Saturday‘s national weather forecast

Saturday's weather forecast. Image: WeatherWatch

WeatherWatch have forecast a warm subtropical northeasterly airflow over New Zealand today.

For the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Auckland and Waikato, the weather is expected to be cloudy with the odd spit or shower, especially in areas exposed to the east, says WeatherWatch analyst Aaron Wilkinson.

“Breezy east to northeasterly winds. Highs of 14-17 degrees.”

The WeatherWatch forecast for the rest of New Zealand is as follows:

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of high cloud, Taranaki has cloudy areas. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island
High cloud, northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne sees mostly cloudy skies with the odd shower at times. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Thick high cloud with north to northeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Plenty of high cloud for Marlborough. Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds sees cloudy skies, there may be the odd spit or drizzle patch. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Plenty of high cloud, any morning mid level cloud breaks away. Sun may break through at times in the afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast
Cloudy, rain south of about Greymouth, the odd spit or drizzle patch further north. Northeasterly winds, breezy about the coast.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, rain spreads into western Central Otago at times from the west. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

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