The weather is looking good for the start of the spring school holidays with some sunny spells and warm temperatures expected this week.
MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said as the low from the weekend moved away a southwesterly flow would come in, which was a good thing for Hawke's Bay.
"Most of the cloud and rain gets trapped in the ranges by the central plateau and Manawatu, which means it is much clearer and fine for you guys."
Mr McInnes said there was the chance of some isolated showers today, however it wasn't likely everybody would see these.
Looking ahead to tomorrow it was expected to be mainly fine and dry and this was likely to stay on through to Wednesday as well.
"Temperatures will get into the high teens and on Wednesday it should hit 20C, which is fantastic for you guys coming out of winter."
On Thursday things could start to change, although at this stage there was nothing too drastic forecasted.
Mr McInnes said some rain may move in towards the region but it would be nothing significant.
On Friday it was looking relatively fine and this was expected to continue heading into the weekend but Mr McInnes said it was still a bit uncertain.
"It shouldn't be wet at the start of the weekend but it depends on how the low marching towards the country affects Hawke's Bay and we will know that as we get closer."
"That will be the difference between a sunny and wet weekend, it could just deteriorate on Sunday."
This was good news for families enjoying the first week of the school holidays with a mainly dry week expected.
People could flock to the playground at the Havelock North Village Green or head to the free Kids Potting Day at Green Door Garden & Gifts tomorrow from 9am-3pm.
Children gearing up for the Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition as part of the Central Hawke's Bay Spring Fling would have no excuses to get out practicing prior to the event starting on Friday.
The hunt opens at 5pm and categories for this year include possum, hare, turkey and rabbit. All animals must be transported to The Tikokino Country Hotel and weighed in at 12pm on Sunday.