Cloud and wind expected in first week of holidays

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HANG ON: Jack Brittin, aged 10 and brother Hugo, aged 4, were playing in the rain last week in Havelock North's Anderson Park. PHOTO/WARREN BUCKLAND
HANG ON: Jack Brittin, aged 10 and brother Hugo, aged 4, were playing in the rain last week in Havelock North's Anderson Park. PHOTO/WARREN BUCKLAND

The first week of the school holidays will probably not be spent at the beach and people are advised to check the weather forecast on Thursday, with severe gales a possibility.

No rain was expected for tomorrow, apart from the ranges, and it would remain cloudy. The easterly winds that have brought wet weather to the region last week will continue, clouding up the skies.

Tuesday remains the same and Wednesday "looks to be your best day" for the week, Metservice meteorologist Emma Blades said.

"It is looking quite fine with a little bit of high cloud."

Thursday sees wet weather continue as a front moves across the country from the west, bringing rain to Hawke's Bay.

The Central North Island will receive the brunt of the front on Thursday with a chance snow may make it Hawke's Bay high country above 800m.

As the front moves through, bringing rain to Hawke's Bay, there is the possibility of severe north/northwest gales.

Following the front will be winds swinging to the south and blowing strong into Friday.
While the wind is variable temperatures are not.

"Mid-teens look to be your high for the week and not too cold - the coldest night looks to be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning."

She said Tuesday night/Wednesday morning temperatures will dip to 4 C in Napier and 2 C in Hastings. A frost was unlikely due to cloud cover and unsettled weather, as was fog.
"It's too windy - it mixes up the air," she said.

On Wednesday flights were grounded throughout the North Island due to fog, which also blanketed Hawke's Bay and did not lift until mid-afternoon in some areas.

Fog horns from ships were a surprise to some Napier residents, who asked on social media what the sound was.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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