Thursday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres, increasing to 5/7 metres offshore. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning westerly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 5/7 metres, decreasing to 3/5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 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.