Following wild storms earlier this week, Hawke's Bay can look forward to a more settled period for the rest of the week - making the mop up job a little more pleasant, at least.

MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe said the low pressure system that caused the rain on Tuesday had now moved away from Hawke's Bay, making way for better weather.

"We had a low pressure system that moved south-east across central New Zealand and as that came down it dragged some moist air with it and the front of that brought the periods of rain that you saw.

"That low is due to move off the east and by today (Thursday) will be well off to the east, so we'll just be seeing remnants of it. So, it's definitely an improving trend from now on anyway.


"For Hawke's Bay, coming in today (Thursday) you've got partly cloudy, with showers south of Hastings, and then it will be coming fine in the afternoon.

"Into Friday there is just some afternoon showers and light winds. Temperature wise today we're looking at high of 15C and an overnight low of 9C, so not too bad at all."

The MetService's ten-day forcast also expects the finer weather to continue into Saturday, expecting it to remain mainly fine with light northwesterly breezes. and a pleasant daytime high of 19C.

Temperatures will stay steady on Sunday, with the day expected to be mainly fine, with some but brief showers but nothing like the 48mm of rain dumped on Napier over Monday and Tuesday.