Locals looking to make the most of the long Labour weekend can expect warm, humid, weather.
Warm subtropical airmass serves to keep temperatures balmy over much of the North Island, MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said.
"Those with outdoor plans will be happy to know the afternoons look to be brighter with sunny spells coming through, however some spots could see a passing shower or two."
Friday promised mostly fine conditions with a little bit of cloud in southern Hawke's Bay and the possibility of some afternoon showers about the ranges, she said.
Te Pohue, north of Napier, is expected to receive the greatest amounts of rainfall, recoding about 3.4mm on Thursday afternoon.
Makgabutlane said temperatures would be "nice and warm" for most of the region.
Temperatures on Friday will be fairly mild in the lower 20s, starting to increase as the weekend progresses.
"From Saturday we start to see those temperatures increasing into the mid 20s," she said.
"Temperatures will be increasing by a few degrees on Sunday."
Most of the region, including, Hastings, Napier and Wairoa, will sit at about 26C.
"It will be the muggy warm weather the region has been experiencing.
"That looks set to continue for the bulk of the Labour weekend."
Makgabutlane said the wind will be fairly light across the region, continuing into Monday which will make for a nice weekend.