The summer season is set to return in full swing to the Bay this weekend, with sweltering temperatures forecast for the region.
Friday is set to hit a scorching 31C after a northerly change which should bring a spate of sunshine and warm weather.
MetService meteorologist Hannah Moes said the high temperatures would occur as a result of the Fohn Effect - when air mass becomes dry and warm as it passes over the ranges.
Today's high was predicted to be a more mild 21C, after some morning cloud breaks, with a chance of a late shower.
The balmy weather is forecast to continue through the weekend.
Saturday will be another cracker with a 26C high and light sea breezes.
Ms Moes said it was uncertain how Sunday would pan out.
"There is a trough coming in from the west so there may be some scattered showers late in the evening."
It would still be hot, however, with 27C predicted.