Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Outlook Tuesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 2 metres.Issued Mon 04:10 EST
11:09 EST A strong cold front sweeping over New Zealand is producing areas of heavy rain, gales and snow to sea level.