The sun will be shining for the first day of the Cricket World Cup when it opens in Christchurch on Saturday.
"It looks like it will be a great day for them," MetService meteorologist John Law said.
Earlier in the week there were fears showers, and south-easterlies through to Saturday afternoon could dampen cricketing spirits when New Zealand take on Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval.
But overnight showers should clear early in the morning, with the sun shining by the time the players walk onto the pitch, he said.
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"It's not going to be the warmest...but it does look like a pretty decent day."
The temperature should reach about 16C or 17C, Mr Law said.