Ladies, use extra hairspray and gents, hang on to your hats because this week it's going to be windy in the Western Bay.
MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett said strong wind gusts of up to 40km/h were expected today, as "a fairly keen westerly'' blows down over the region today.
"Today it will stay strong, the wind is shifting round from southwest to west and I know for boaties they were keeping it up around a gale [watch] so it will be quite windy for people who are out on their boats. It doesn't really look like it will ease back today,'' he said.
"It will be quite breezy around town but you have got a bit of shelter from the Kaimais. It's a true spring day.''
Temperatures are expected to reach 16-17C today but it would not feel that warm, Mr Corbett said.
Looking ahead, the wind will gust in a northwesterly direction and a constant breeze will remain in the Western Bay on Thursday, as another weather system passes over the region.
It will remain sunny and warm, with temperatures set to hit 18C.
On Friday and Saturday, the wind will change to a northwesterly, which will bring a strong band of rain, cloudy periods and relentless wind, Mr Corbett said.
"It will be another wet and windy day on Saturday and possibly some rain on Sunday.''
Mr Corbett said changing weather systems were typical of spring.
"You almost need a score card to keep and eye on these weather systems. They're always changing, it's very spring-like.''