West to southwesterly 20/25 knots reaching 20/30 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres in the south. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots easing to 15/20 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon and increasing to 20/25 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres in the south. Outlook Monday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Sat 10:43 CDT
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.