Saturday: Southerly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore south of Denham by early evening. Sunday: South to southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Inshore winds tending southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres for a period during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres before dawn. Outlook Monday: Southerly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Tuesday: Southerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres, tending southerly 2/4 metres.Issued Sat 16:08 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.