Thursday: Southeast to southwesterly 10/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day, mainly east to northeasterly, then north to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots tending westerly during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the evening. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.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.