No damage was reported after some strong, gusty winds were recorded in Hawke's Bay yesterday.

Winds picked up early yesterday morning as gusts were recorded at 50km/h at 9am.

Throughout the day, gusts strengthened to 65km/h in Hastings and Napier, also a strong 90km/h wind peak was recorded at Cape Kidnappers.

A MetService New Zealand spokesperson said the strong winds were evident in most of the North Island, with winds in Wairarapa reaching 95km/h and 120km/h over the Rimutaka Range.


"We expect peak gusts to occur during the mid-afternoon in Hawkes Bay and they will slowly diminish through the evening.

"Most of the moisture involved will stay in the west, with Hawke's Bay expecting a great rest of the week until the weekend where rain is forecast."

Local fire brigades had no wind-related reports or incidents to report.