Weather: Election day, All Blacks Bledisloe Cup 2020, Bathurst 1000 forecast

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Weather forecast company WeatherWatch has given its outlook for the weekend - and the good news is the weather won't be too problematic for most.

It's an action-packed two days, including election day on Saturday and the All Blacks Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Auckland on Sunday. Australia also has the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday.

WeatherWatch head forecaster Philip Duncan says there are showers on both Saturday and Sunday, but it's still fairly dry.

"Light winds, high pressure from the north to the south, a little bit of wet weather on the western side and one or two showers caught up in central New Zealand, otherwise outside of that it's looking dry and mostly calm across the country," he says in a YouTube forecast.

"As we get into Sunday there's a similar day - not a great deal of change. Light winds, a couple of showers though on the West Coast, potentially turning into patchy light rain. And you'll notice a general nor'west flow, so it's dry in Auckland.

"And over in Bathurst, a burst of early morning rain, maybe some thunderstorms, then it starts to break apart and it looks like the afternoon becomes drier with even some sunny spells. But it's a bit of a borderline, Bathurst is right on the edge of that rainband so it could be an interesting day with perhaps both wet and dry tyres."

Next week kicks of spring-like again with a cold front moving up the nation - but high pressure is also growing over New Zealand.