North to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Tuesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the morning. Winds reaching 15/20 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 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.