Rain, wind and sunshine are all forecast for this week in what appears to be a mixed bag of weather after last week's extreme conditions.

MetService meteorologist April Clark said today would begin with a fine spell and northwest winds, later deteriorating into rain which should develop in the evening with a southwest change.

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A front moving up the South Island would be reaching the North Island today, bringing high cloud and scattered rain, she said.


Much of the week was forecast to reach highs between 14C and 16C throughout the day and dip to 3C overnight; any cloud cover over the region warming up the nights.

Tuesday through Wednesday were forecast to have cloudy periods and occasional rain would develop on Thursday and ease on Friday, Ms Clark said.

"It's looking like a changing week really. What you'd normally expect but nothing extreme really, some rain, some cloud; a bit of everything."

During last week's extreme weather conditions much of the region's power networks and roads were damaged or cut off completely.

Wairoa residents had no power overnight on Friday after Eastland Network advised several hundred people would have to go without due to the extreme weather conditions and road closures making repair work challenging.

Crews headed out again on Saturday to continue repairing multiple faults in the area and in the morning it was calculated 539 homes had been without power since Friday.

Power lines in numerous areas had come down in the wind, many with serious faults as fallen trees had brought entire poles down.

At 8.30pm on Saturday night power was back on for most residents in the region with about 30 Eastland Network customers still affected in parts of Mohaka, Kakariki, Rangiahua and Hereheretau.

SH2 from Wairoa to Napier was reopened on Saturday after it was closed when Hawke's Bay Civil Defence received information that a tree had fallen across the road near Kotemaori.

As of yesterday an area warning was still in place for SH5 due to the winter driving conditions in which road users were advised to take extra care. Ms Clark said there were no further snow warnings for the Hawke's Bay region for the coming week.

Taihape Rd was also reopened to Kuripapango Bridge at the weekend and a road hazard issued between the Manawatu River Bridge on SH2 and Norsewood due to ice. Grit had been laid and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h enforced.