Forecast: For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, and 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, becoming isolated from afternoon.
Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 45 knots this afternoon, then easing to northwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Poor visibility in rain, with possible thunderstorms until this afternoon.