More scattered showers can be expected tomorrow as Hawke's Bay's weather continues to be temperamental, the MetService says.
Fine, sunny mornings followed by heavy afternoon downpours have been the recent trend for Hawke's Bay for the past two days and MetService meteorologist Claire Flynn said the reason for the rain was a "cold pool" with cold air sitting high in the atmosphere.
"What that does is make the atmosphere unstable, which means that you can get showers."
More rain could be expected tomorrow with the arrival of a low pressure system.
There would be fine spells, but the odd shower would be possible until the evening, with a southeasterly developing later in the day.
Rain would clear on Friday before scattered rain returns on Saturday.
"So, there's a fair bit of rain around this week, at this stage Friday doesn't look too bad."
Temperatures for the rest of the week and the weekend were forecast to stay in the high teens or low 20s with rain again possible on Sunday.
Tuesday saw 12.4mm fall in Napier over the day, most of it in the late afternoon when dark clouds closed in over the city.
Hastings, while it was the nation's third warmest spot, hitting a daytime high of 18C, also saw heavy afternoon rain.
"A little bit of rain was recorded in Napier from about 1pm but the most recorded in one hour was between 3pm and 4pm with about 4.2mm," Flynn said.
"Hastings had a similar thing, with the rain starting about midday and then on and off throughout the afternoon and evening, and the hour where most rain fell was between 2pm and 3pm with 2.4mm."