Saturday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots turning northerly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Crowdy Head in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Crowdy Head. Swell: Easterly 2 metres. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 20/25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Port Macquarie in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 2/2.5 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms from the late morning, mainly south of Crowdy Head. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Monday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Tuesday: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Sat 16:26 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.