Fine weekend weather to turn to showers

By Anneke Smith

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Indie Smith was celebrating her friend's birthday in the sunshine at the Puketapu Park in Napier yesterday.
Indie Smith was celebrating her friend's birthday in the sunshine at the Puketapu Park in Napier yesterday.

Those venturing out at the crack of dawn on Tuesday morning for Anzac Day services would be wise to bring their umbrellas as the weather has plenty of showers in store.

Metservice meteorologist Andy Downs said while the weather will be fine all weekend the Bay will see consistant showers for the following week.

"Today will be another fine day and the weekend is looking good. There might be areas in the early morning that have low cloud and fog. There'll also be light winds which should make for nice autumnal days."

Mr Downs said from Monday a low will pick up southerlies and bring scattered showers that will continue through until Tuesday.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay are the only regions set to receive showers on Anzac Day, however the weather should become fine again on Wednesday, Mr Downs said.

Yesterday Niwa said a large sub-tropical storm was expected to develop and swirl to the northeast of New Zealand this weekend and into next week.

Those on the East Coast were told to brace for giant 4-metre waves.

However, Mr Downs said this storm would be a "non-event" and only result in showers and large waves.

Mr Downs said you could definitely bank on cooler temperatures and showers.

"Really it's as much to do with the ridge moving from the south."

He said the winds would pick up the seas and cause deep swells, which would suit local surfers.

As of last night Metservice had no severe weather warnings in place for Hawke's Bay.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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