North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Outlook Tuesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Mon 05:10 CST
11:09 EST A strong cold front sweeping over New Zealand is producing areas of heavy rain, gales and snow to sea level.