Westerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots before dawn then tending northwesterly during the afternoon and increasing to 20/30 knots late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Outlook Monday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Tuesday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/5 metres.Issued Sun 05:11 CDT
18:14 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong wind and gale force wind warnings as ex-tropical cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.