Hot and humid weather will provide the week's highest temperatures in Hawke's Bay today, around the 30C mark, mixed in with some heavy rain in the western ranges spreading scattered falls east into urban areas.
The MetService reported Hastings was likely to record the region's highest temperature for today on 31C.
Napier will be next nearest the top, the hottest places to be with 30C, and Central Hawke's Bay will follow on 26C.
In the north of the region, the warm weather will push Mahia's temperature up to 26C today, while in the south Dannevirke was expected to reach 28C.
The hot weather will be mixed with rain today as well as strong, gusty northerlies, rising to gale in exposed places, dying out overnight.
Yesterday, temperatures across most of the region reached the high 20sC, with Hastings recording 28C, Napier 27C, Dannevirke 28C, Central Hawke's Bay 29C, and Mahia 24C.
Rain easing to showers was expected on Wednesday, Waitangi Day, throughout Hastings and Napier, when temperatures would dip to 22C across the twin cities.
In the extended forecast through to February 12, expected temperatures range between 22C and 28C for most of the Hawke's Bay region.
Next Sunday, February 10, and Monday, February 11, are expected to bring temperatures back into the high 20sC for Hawke's Bay.