Friday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots, lighter inshore in the north, tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the south in the evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore in the south. Swell: Southerly 0.5/1.5 metres, up to 2 metres offshore. Saturday: West to southwesterly 10/20 knots, up to 25 knots offshore in the south, becoming variable up to 15 knots during the day then tending northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, up to 2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the early afternoon then tending southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Monday: Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres.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.