Saturday: Easterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/30 knots offshore in the north. Seas: 1/2 metres, reaching 3 metres offshore in the north. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms. Sunday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Kowanyama in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms. Outlook Monday: Northeast 10/15 knots tending variable at 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.2/0.6 metres. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore north of Kowanyama in the morning.Issued Sat 10:51 EST
11:35 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong wind and gale force wind warnings as Tropical Cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.