Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the morning then increasing to 20/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres later in the evening. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning.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.