Aside from the chance of a few fog patches both morning and night about inland areas of the North Island (Waikato, Central North Island & the Bay of Plenty), and some rain in Fiordland, the country is in for a calm, fine and settled day.
A high keeps the weather under control, although again there’s the chance of a morning fog patch about the inner South and North Islands.
A ridge lies over the North Island, while a northwest airflow builds over the South Island.
Rain may become heavy on the West Coast of the South Island later in the evening or overnight, while northwesterly winds about inland parts of the South Island and for the Cook Strait area will be gusty at times from afternoon onwards.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Chris Johnson