Friday: West to northwesterly 20/25 knots, possibly reaching 30 knots about Banks Strait. Seas: Up to 2.5 metres. Swell: Mainly westerly below 1 metre. Saturday: West to southwesterly 10/20 knots becoming variable up to 10 knots during the morning then becoming westerly 15/20 knots from around the middle of the day. Seas: Up to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Mainly westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 15/20 knots turning northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Fri 16:07 EDT
18:30 EDT Friday 13th has lived up to its reputation for bad luck in regard to severe weather as thunderstorms, hail, heat and damaging wind gusts have all featured, throughout the country.