As temperatures turn up this weekend there's no better time to make the most of the winter sunshine in Hawke's Bay.

Metservice meteorologist Lisa Murray said the forecast for this weekend was mainly fine with the weather holding up until tomorrow evening.

"The forecast is not looking too bad at all. It's basically fine with northerlies; that's a round-up in itself. On Sunday you might see a bit of high cloud around but generally it is fine."

Temperatures of 18C are expected in all areas of Hawke's Bay throughout today and tomorrow, accompanied by northerly breezes.


Today the Napier City Council is hosting a Family Fun Day at the redeveloped Marine Parade Reef Garden to officially reopen the Hawke's Bay landmark.

Plenty of fun in the sun will be had at the free event which will be held from 12pm to 2pm at the reef garden next to Bay Skate on Marine Parade.

The event it set to have music, prizes, bouncy castles and even stars from the Taylor Hawks Basketball Team checking out the new outdoor basketball court.

All Napier City Council facilities along the parade - including MTG, Par 2 MiniGolf, Bay Skate and the National Aquarium - will also offer half-price entry throughout the day.

Ms Murray said despite the weather turning out fine for most the weekend it would turn tomorrow evening as northerlies, high cloud and scattered rain developed ahead of a weather feature approaching the region on Monday.

"Those northerlies that will freshen on Sunday will turn northeasterly and will be quite strong about the coast but then they'll ease in the evening as well,

"So overall not too bad right though Hawke's Bay."

The weather was set to worsen considerably on Monday with the possibility of heavy rain in some parts of the region, she said.

"Areas like the Bay of Plenty are going to get some heavy rain and probably the northern Hawke's Bay ranges; they'll get heavy rain as it's [the weather feature] is going by. There's also another feature in behind it... so do enjoy the weekend."

The Family Fun Day will begin at 12pm today with the official opening of the reef garden and run Bay Skate demos at 12.30pm before the Bay Hawks hit the basketball court at 1pm.