Hawke's Bay is set to experience some "funny weather" this week with a mixture of freezing nights and warm days.

MetService meteorologist Chelsea Glue said a small ridge of high pressure had moved in from the Tasman and was making its way across the North Island.

Yesterday, Hastings had the coldest temperature at -1.2C overnight and Napier just a few notches warmer at 0.7C.

Despite the frosty start this morning, the day in Napier will reach 17C before dipping down to 3C overnight.


Hastings is expected to reach an even warmer 18C with a chilly night at 0C.

She said the region would have some "funny weather for the next couple of days".

However, she added that days would be sunny with northwest breezes but colder temperatures overnight, proving it was "very typical winter weather. Clear, calm nights mean cold temperatures."

Fine spells are forecast for tomorrow with a northwesterly sticking around for the morning before a southerly change moves in that afternoon.

The meteorologist said the wind change could bring some showers in the evening.

Wairoa is expected to reach 13C today but will have a cool night tonight with -2C forecast.

Being further inland, Central Hawke's Bay typically had cooler weather, Mrs Glue said, but a warmer night was forecast with the mercury expected to reach 7C tonight following a 13C day. A light breeze would replace the southerly wind and there would be cloudy periods.

While some snow can be seen on the ranges around the Bay, none is forecast in the coming week.

According to MetService statistics this year was running drier than average, but comparable to the first six months of 2015.

The region had a decent dose of rain last week with total June rainfall sitting at 48mm compared to the same period last year, where 18mm was recorded.