Easterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Easterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre.Issued Mon 04:01 WST
11:09 EST A strong cold front sweeping over New Zealand is producing areas of heavy rain, gales and snow to sea level.