Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres by early evening. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northerly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 11:01 EST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.