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MetService meteorologist Ciaran Doolin said most of the country on Saturday was in for a pretty typical, fine summer's day thanks to a large high-pressure system.
Top spots to be include northern and central parts of the North Island, and inland parts of the South Island.
Auckland is in for mostly fine day with temperatures around the mid 20s, perfect for those heading to see NZ music legends Fat Freddy's Drop at Western Springs.
But the hottest temperatures will be in Central Otago and the Canterbury high country, where Twizel and Pukaki are both tipped to reach 31degC today and 30degC tomorrow.
Similar warm weather is forecast around most of the country over the weekend, with just some unsettled conditions about Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.
A showery southeasterly flow would cover the eastern North Island on Saturday, with heavier showers and possible thunderstorms affecting Gisborne and northern Hawke's Bay.
The fine weather would continue into the week thanks to the ridge of high pressure, before a front arrived from the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, Doolin said.
Dunedin - Fine. Northeasterlies. High of 21degC
Oamaru - Fine. Northeasterlies. High of 20degC
Alexandra - Fine with high cloud. Light winds. High of 29degC
Queenstown - Fine with high cloud. Light winds. High of 25degC
Wanaka - Fine and very warm. Light winds. High of 29degC
Gore - High cloud. Light winds. High of 24degC
Invercargill - High cloud. . Light winds. High of 24degC
Twizel - Fine. High of 31degC