Great looking start to weekend weather

Last updated 12:45 09/11/2012
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WEATHER WISH: You can't beat Wellington on a good day.

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Today is the type of weather that inspired the slogan ''you can't beat Wellington on a good day'' - and it's set to continue at least until tomorrow.

MetService forecaster Dan Corbett said the weekend would be a mix of sun and showery spells with Saturday the pick of the two days.

Following an overnight low of 10 degrees Celsius, tomorrow will start with some early cloud but should mature into a fine day with a high of 17C in the capital and 18C on the Kapiti coast.

''It's a great looking start to the weekend. Saturday's an outdoor plans day - folks who are into kite flying will do pretty well tomorrow,'' Mr Corbett said.

Later in the afternoon northerly winds will pick up bringing in more cloud.

The picture is similar for Taranaki and Manuwatu.

Meanwhile Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay would get off to a ''coolish start'' with the risk of light frosts and an overnight low of 3C rising to a high of 21C later in the day in Wairarapa and 20C in Hawke's Bay.

''It's going to be some very pleasant weather and the rain doesn't arrive in Hawke's Bay until Sunday night.''

Sunday in Wellington will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain on the back of strengthening northerlies before a front arrives in late afternoon dropping the mercury to 15C.

Contact Matt Stewart
Weather, science and environment reporter
Twitter: @smatape

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