Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the far east during the afternoon. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the west. Outlook Monday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the west. Outlook Tuesday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots by late morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Sun 10:36 EST
15:15 EST On Friday the dark clouds gave way to blue skies, and the devastating winds abated, but the reprieve was short lived.