Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots, reaching 25 knots later. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres. Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the late morning or early afternoon, reaching 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms from the late morning. 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 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Tuesday: Northerly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.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.