Saturday: North to northwesterly 10/20 knots turning west to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms later tonight. Sunday: Westerly 20/30 knots decreasing. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Westerly 20/25 knots tending west to northwesterly 25/30 knots in the morning then becoming westerly 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Sat 16:48 EDT
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.