Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the east. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Friday: Southerly 15/20 knots turning east to southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres in the east. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 16:40 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.