Hawke's Bay is renowned for its Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. The pleasant and settled weather is one of the prime reasons to visit. It is also why the region is so well known for producing great wine and food.

Typical summer temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C (maximum daytime) In winter, high temperatures are between 10°C to 15°C with annual sunshine hours averaging about 2200.

The hottest months are December, January and February
The midday summer solar radiation index (UVI) is often very high so make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and keep your sunhats and sunglasses close at hand.
Check out Hawkes Bay's full weather forecast

View Napier's two weather cams, one overlooking Marine Parade and the other looking towards Cape Kidnappers. Or take a look at the Hawkes Bay Wine Country webcam. The live view is facing north from Havelock North across Hawke's Bay to the Kaweka Forest.