Thursday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Winds turning southwesterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Friday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northerly 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inshore during the morning. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots tending westerly during the morning then shifting east to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 16:07 EST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.