A fine, summery long weekend is in store for Hawke's Bay, with no more than spots of rain.
Sunny weather is set to continue through Labour weekend with just a few cooler mornings in store.
After a cloudy 5C start in Hastings this morning, the day should become fine and warm up to a high of 17C. Temperatures in Napier were expected to be 6C and 16C.
High temperatures would be in the 20s over the weekend.
Tomorrow was expected to have a much warmer start and reach a high of 21C in Napier and 22C in Hastings.
MetService meteorologist Cameron Coutts said the weather was looking good for Hawke's Bay over the weekend.
"It's one of the better places to be.
"Saturday's looking fine with just the odd spot of rain overnight."
Rain would be more likely further west, Mr Coutts said.
Apart from spots, there would be no rain over the weekend, until at least Tuesday.
Sunday and Monday were expected to be the best days - fine and sunny with little cloud and temperatures about 21C and 22C in Hastings and Napier.
There was a possibility of showers in Wairoa tonight, but the rest of the region would remain fine.
The whole region would have highs of "between 21 and 23" from Saturday to Monday, Mr Coutts said.
Most of the North Island would have showers over the weekend, including Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland.
Showers were expected in Hastings and Napier on Tuesday, as people return to work.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week would likely be fine, however.
Today: Morning cloud, then fine. Light winds. High 16C, low 6C.
Tomorrow: Fine at first, cloudy periods increasing in the afternoon, chance of a shower at night. Northwest developing. High 21C, low 11C.
Sunday: Fine, with high cloud. Westerlies. High 21C, low 11C.
Monday: Fine, with high cloud. Northwesterlies. High 22C, low 11C.
Today: Morning cloud, then fine. Light winds. High 17C, low 5C.
Saturday: Fine at first, cloudy periods increasing in the afternoon, chance of a shower at night. Northwest developing. High 22C, low 10C.
Sunday: Fine, with high cloud. Westerlies. High 21C, low 9C.
Monday: Fine, with high cloud. Northwesterlies. High 22C, low 9C.