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Outbreaks of rain. SE gales, gusts 120 km/h.
Rain clearing. Gale easterlies easing.
Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northeasterlies.
A few showers. Northwesterlies strengthening.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* West of Hawera to Cape Farewell: Southeast 60 knots, becoming northeast 35 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Southeast rising to 45 knots this morning, then easing to easterly 30 knots this evening. Very high sea in the west, easing. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres. Southeast swell 3 metres developing. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery.
Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 35 knots with very rough sea, becoming Friday northeast 20 knots, then Saturday northwest 10 knots, rising Sunday 20 knots. Heavy southeast swell easing Friday. Moderate northwest swell easing Friday.