Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres around midday, then decreasing below 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres by early evening. Friday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning northerly 15/25 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 25/35 knots shifting southwesterly 25/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres later in the day. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 10:01 EST
12:01 EST Wool grower, John Ive smiles as he gazes out at the gently rolling hills on his farm.