Despite now being well into autumn, Hawke's Bay will give one last hurrah for summer this week, with a run of sunny days and high temperatures.
Most of the country is expected to experience fine, settled weather this week due to a ridge of high pressure over the North Island - and Hawke's Bay is no exception.
MetService meteorologist April Clark said this meant temperatures this week could be a bit higher than normal, with today and tomorrow expected to reach summer-like highs of 27C.
"Its a pretty fine week to come," she said. "Hawke's Bay will be looking pretty settled with warm and fine days."
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No significant weather is expected in the next week or so, and especially not in the East Coast which will be sheltered from any such events.
Until Thursday the weather is expected to be fine with light northwesterlies, with temperatures dipping to lows between 14C and 11C.
A westerly flow will cloud skies later in the week as fronts begin moving over the country, Ms Clark said, leading to some high cloud developing late on Thursday.
But this will not stick around for long, with cloud clearing and becoming fine on Friday. Some light winds will cool down the day's high of 24C.
Rain may appear on the horizon at the weekend as some stronger fronts begin to move up toward the North Island, but these are expected to have weakened by the time they reach the East Coast.
Both Saturday and Sunday are expected to be partly cloudy with not much wind. Sunday will return to more autumnal temperatures, with a high of 19C.