High winds will soften as the region heads into a warm week, says MetService meteorologist Claire Flynn.

The maximum gust recorded yesterday was 93 kmph in the Takapau Plains but people will wake to a "mostly fine" day today with high cloud, a chance of a shower in southern Hawke's Bay and a few gusts.

"Tuesday will be even sunnier than Monday - you won't have the high cloud around so much - it will be even sunnier and the winds would have eased further, so Tuesday is looking quite nice," she said.

Tuesday will also bring the warmest day, with a high of 26C forecast for Napier and Hastings, compared with today's early 20C forecast.


"You have winds coming from the north-west still, which helps your temperatures climb up."

On Wednesday a south-westerly front brings cloud, a few showers but temperatures remain in the mid 20s.

She said the front would not bring colder weather because it was weakening and the Hawke's Bay Ranges prevented prevailing winds from turning fully south-and-chilly.

Thursday looks to see a return to fine and sunny weather and Friday looks to be a day when southerly winds bring the high down to the low 20s with a front "looking to bring the odd shower".

The long-range forecast for Saturday is for showers.