Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Winds shifting southeasterly 15/25 knots from the south in the evening and reaching up to 30 knots at times in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the northern bay early in the morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:00 EST
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.