Thursday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, tending south to southeasterly 20/30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1/2 metres by early evening. Friday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, shifting east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.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.