Glorious sunshine heading to Manawatu

Five straight days of glorious midwinter sunshine is coming to Manawatu, just in time for the weekend.

MetService forecaster William Nepe said today and Thursday would be showery in patches but "nothing apocalyptic".

Friday would be cloudy, and then the run of sunny weather would begin.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are all forecast to be sunny, with light winds and temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius.

"It looks brilliant actually," Nepe said.

"There's a possibility of a shower from a weak front on Sunday evening but other than that, the weather is moving to the east of New Zealand and for central areas, you're odds on for a few great days."

After a July that had so far included a tornado in Himatangi and a one-in-four-year flood of the Manawatu River, it was a good opportunity for residents to take advantage of some settled weather, Nepe said.

"Get out there and play a round of golf," he said.

Manawatu Standard