Hawke's Bay wakeboarders, power boaters and athletes will be relieved by a fine weather forecast this weekend.
A high to the east of the country is blocking the region from broad low with associated fronts out to the west which will be causing adverse weather in other parts of the country this weekend.
Participants in the 2018 NZ Cable National Wakeboarding Championships at Backpaddock Lakes, the Thunder Out East - Off Shore Power Boat Racing and the Shed 2 Triathlon & Duathlon Race 35 at Pandora Pond will be graced with mild weather.
MetService Lisa Murray meteorologist said the weekend's weather was looking good compared to other parts of the country.
Today would be generally fine with a bit of cloud increasing in the afternoon and a high of 23C.
There was a chance of a few showers in inland areas but most of the region would be fine, she said.
The scattered showers would be a result of the broad low moving across the country.
There would be a low of 14C and a few northeast winds which would only feel a "little fresh" on the coast.
Tomorrow will start off with some inland rain with high clouds elsewhere.
Occasional showers might spread across the region due to a chance from northeast to northwest winds but they wouldn't last long, Ms Murray said.
They would clear by the evening and Monday would be fine with a few high clouds, she said.
Temperatures would again reach 23C both tomorrow and Monday but would drop to 12C overnight tomorrow.
The rest of the week looked relatively mild with a fine focecast for Tuesday and high cloud increasing on Wednesday and the chance of some rain.