|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Thursday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots easing to 10/15 knots inshore during the morning. Winds turning south to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon and reaching 20/30 knots by late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon, then tending south to southwesterly 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore.Issued Thu 22:00 WST
05:56 EDT Dr Rob Gordon has worked with survivors of fires, floods, earthquakes and droughts; he's seen more devastation in his career than you'd care to imagine.