Thursday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4/5 metres, increasing to 4/7 metres during the afternoon. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning, turning westerly 10/15 knots during the late afternoon and evening, although lighter and more variable inshore. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning, then to below 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 5/7 metres, decreasing to 4/5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning north to northeasterly 15/25 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.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.