Saturday: North to northeasterly 10/20 knots turning west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening. Sunday: Westerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Monday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres.Issued Sat 10:32 EDT
11:34 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong winds and gale force wind warnings as Tropical Cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.