The Caroline Bay Carnival should have sunnier days ahead, with yesterday's light rain and chill expected to move out of the area this morning.
MetService forecaster Peter Knudsen said temperatures would likely only reach a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius today, but fine weather should return to Timaru this afternoon.
Friday would likely see morning and evening cloud, but fine spells in the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of about 20C.
Warmer weather would return at the weekend, with temperatures rising into the mid-20s and gusty northwesterly winds blowing through both Saturday and Sunday.
- The Timaru Herald