Hawke's Bay's wild weekend wind is set to continue into Tuesday, but this time it'll bring cold and rain with it.
MetService Meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said by 4pm on Monday a severe wind warning of gales of up to 110km/h in exposed place had yet to cause any major damage or disruptions to the region.
But the winds did eventuate to a moderate degree - the highest gust for the day before 4pm was measured at 96km/h on the Takapau Plains.
Cape Kidnappers was also windy with gusts of 87km/h.
A strong wind warning was in place until 10pm on Monday for Hawke's Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District.
On Sunday, Mahia had the highest winds for the region at 94 km/h at the same time a vegetation fire that closed the road to the beachside community burnt in Nuhaka.
The strong winds are set to remain on Tuesday and there will be widespread showers as a cold front moves through the region, Makgabutlane said.
Temperatures are expected to drop down to the mid-teens on Tuesday then low teens on Wednesday.
Napier will drop to a high of 15 degrees Celsius, Hastings 14C, Wairoa 15C and 11C in Waipukurau.
Showers clear on Tursday afternoon but another bout of showers south of Hastings could occur at night.
The winds will change from north-westerly to south-westerly on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday providing some wind relief for the region.
From Wednesday the showers will briefly spread to the rest of the region before the afternoon fines up.
There will be a cold start to the day on Wednesday at 2C in Napier and Hastings and highs of 13C in Hastings, 14C in Napier, 12C in Wairoa and 12C in Waipukurau, Makgabutlane said.
"If we can make it through these next few days it looks like there is nice weather on its way," she said.
Thursday and Friday will be warmer and fine with Napier and Hastings reaching the 20-degree mark on Friday.