Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Innisfail in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day then increasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.Issued Fri 09:55 EST
14:41 EDT New Zealand is preparing for a major weather event this weekend and Tropical Cyclone Luci brings gale for winds and heavy rain to northern and central parts of the country.