Saturday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning west to northwesterly 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms this evening. Sunday: Westerly 20/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 20/25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Monday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning westerly 15/25 knots by afternoon. Seas: 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 2 metres by afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Tuesday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres south of King Island.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.