Hawke's Bay residents will have to put up with a few more days of rainy weather, but things are looking a lot brighter for the weekend.

The region would be showery for most of this week, but the mild temperatures would start dropping off by Wednesday.

MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe said Tuesday was the last day for relatively warm temperatures as southerlies were due to kick in by Wednesday.

"Tuesday experienced a high of 15 degrees and an overnight low of 8 degrees. All the cloud around is helping to insulate everything at night, so that's why your temperatures haven't been going down too much.


"The southerlies are now going to strengthen. On Wednesday it's going to be mostly cloudy with showers, it's the same forecast for Thursday also."

Despite the chilly weather making a comeback mid-week, Bowe said it wasn't going to last very long.

"Coming into Friday, it's going to be cloudy with isolated showers, clearing later in the day and the southerlies will start to die out. Then Saturday it will be fine with light winds and Sunday will also be fine with northwesterlies developing, the temperature will reach a high of 13 degrees."

Bowe said the showery weather was due to a trough of low pressure lingering around the central North Island, moving north during the day and bringing showers with some possible heavy falls to western and northern areas as well.

The lower North Island could expect cooler temperatures with showers gradually easing during the evening.

"Clearing skies will mean cool temperatures and morning frosts, but better chances for Matariki viewers," he said.

"Hawke's Bay has got it pretty good compared to other areas, you're on an 'upward trend', as it were."

The region is in for more surprising temperatures, as next Monday will reach a high 17 degrees. It will continue to stay over 15 degrees for much of next week.


Overnight low temperatures will sit between 4 and 7 degrees.