Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, tending southerly 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 10:32 EDT
15:05 EDT Farmers across much of New Zealand are in great need of rain, but there are one or two great systems on the way.