Thursday: Southerly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Winds turning southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore.Issued Thu 16:06 EDT
16:04 EDT The swirls, twists, and curtains of light of the aurora australis were visible from the Australian and New Zealand mainland overnight.