Saturday: Westerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Sunday: Westerly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning. Outlook Monday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres around dawn. Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres.Issued Sat 16:10 WST
18:14 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong wind and gale force wind warnings as ex-tropical cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.