Thursday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres offshore. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning, becoming southeast to southwesterly 10/20 knots in the afternoon, variable about 10 knots early evening then northerly 10/20 knots late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots tending northwesterly before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Sunday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 22:03 EST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.