Thursday: Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Winds tending southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres later in the evening. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then north to northwesterly 5/15 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: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres.Issued Thu 10:23 EST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.