It's going to be a relatively fine warm weekend for most of the North Island, with Aucklanders granted a rain-free stretch to "enjoy the outdoors".

Most of the northern and eastern coast of the North Island will enjoy a sunny weekend, with most cities enjoying temperatures in the low to mid-20s.

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"Auckland's actually getting off quite nicely this weekend," MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris.


"Saturday reads partly cloudy northwesterly breezes, nice warm day of 21 degrees, and then Sunday it's quite similar, cloudy periods and a chance of afternoon showers and northwesterlies and 22 degrees.

"People will have the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors."

However, a downpour is forecast to descend on Auckland on Monday that will likely clear by Tuesday and continue throughout next week.

Elsewhere, Tauranga will enjoy a fine cloudy weekend with a Saturday high of 23C and Sunday high of 21C.

Whangarei will enjoy a warm weekend with the chance of afternoon showers on Saturday, and a high of 23C, and 24C on Sunday.

Hamilton will be cloudy with Saturday and Sunday highs of 22C.

Gisborne will enjoy a picturesque sunny Saturday high of 24C, and Sunday high of 25C.

The west coast of the North Island will not be so fortunate. New Plymouth can expecting rain throughout the weekend with a Saturday high of 19C and Sunday 18C.


Wellington will be its typical windy drizzly self with a high of 17C on Saturday and Sunday.

The South Island will not enjoy the same largely fine conditions as the north, with intermittent rain across most cities.

Queenstown will have occasional rain with a high of 18C on Saturday and 16C on Sunday.

Nelson will have a period of rain with cloud and a high of 19C on Saturday.

Dunedin will endure possible heavy rain and thunder with hail on Saturday and a high of 17C that will clear by Sunday for a high of 18C.

Christchurch will buck the trend for the south with a fine weekend and highs of 25C on Saturday and 22C on Sunday.