|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Thursday: Easterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Friday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming south to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots turning south to southwesterly during the afternoon then tending south to southeasterly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon.Issued Thu 10:00 WST
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.