issued by meteorological service of New Zealand, Wellington at 2026utc
warnings in force: 440
situation and forecast issued at 182027utc valid until 191200utc.
Ridge 43s 175e 49s 176e 55s 179e moving east 20 knots. Low 1007hpa moving northnortheast 15 knots. East of ridge: southwest quarter 25 knots. West of ridge: northwest quarter 25 knots, tending clockwise about low,with gales as in warning 440, poor visibility in rain within 120 nautical miles west of South Island easing by 190800utc, and heavy westerly swells west of 170e. Outlook following 72 hours: broad ridge extends south along 180 and across New Zealand, slowly moving east. East of ridge: southwest 20 to 30kt. West of ridge: northerly 20 to 30kt. Low expected near 44s 163e by 210000utc, then moving southeast. Near low: clockwise 25kt to gale. West of low: southwest 20 to 30kt. West of 170e: areas of heavy westerly quarter swell, spreading east from 211200utc.