Calm weather forecast for week
Any hope of an early summer for Manawatu is fading as more stodgy weekend weather has been forecasted.
Metservice forecaster Ian Gall said the region could expect fine but cool weather with light winds until Thursday.
The calm weather would replaced by showers with moderate westerly winds on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday hikers catch a break as the showers should give way to partly cloudy skies towards the end of the weekend.
Be sure to pack a second layer in the mornings as the temperature is not expected to rise above 20 degrees C all week.