Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching 25 knots later. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots early in the morning then turning westerly. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres, tending northeasterly 2/2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms until evening. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Monday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Point Perpendicular by early evening. Swell: Northeasterly 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Tuesday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Kembla. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Sat 22:24 EDT
18:14 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong wind and gale force wind warnings as ex-tropical cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.