Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots turning southerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Point Perpendicular during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: South to southwesterly 20/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 10:54 EDT
13:29 EDT New Zealand's dairy farmers are facing their most challenging conditions in over a decade.