Today will bring a day like yesterday as a low pressure system meanders across the country.

MetService meteorologist April Clark said the low west of central New Zealand started moving east yesterday bringing cloud that prevented last night from being too chilly in Hawke's Bay.

"Cloud is not great but it is a little blanket for you overnight," she said.

Today light northeasterly breezes are due as the low continues its slide east, bringing isolated showers predominately in the western ranges.


"As the day progresses the wind turns more southwesterly so there might be a few isolated showers in coastal areas between fine spells, but Napier and Hastings are probably not going to get much."

Temperatures are forecast to be a maximum of 15C and overnight 5C.

The southerly flow remains on Wednesday but freshens, bringing occasional showers.

On Thursday the southerly eases along with the showers as the low leaves New Zealand to the east.

Friday is expected to see clear skies with little wind.

Saturday's weather is currently uncertain due to weather models "not agreeing", but showers were forecast to develop.

"There is a low that is expected to move down from the north - usually they have quite a lot of moisture associated with them."

Snow is forecast for the Whakapapa ski field where the Happy Valley beginners area for skiing and boarding is open thanks to man-made snow. The upper mountain has a base of 10cm, with 11cm forecast to fall this week.

Turoa ski area is due to open July 1 and reports a zero base but 10cm is forecast to fall this week.