|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Southwesterly 25/30 knots, easing to 20/25 knots early this afternoon. Winds tending westerly during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots easing to 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots turning south to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 11:24 EDT
15:05 EDT Farmers across much of New Zealand are in great need of rain, but there are one or two great systems on the way.