Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Winds turning southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, reaching to 2/3 metres offshore. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the day. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, reaching to 2/4 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots shifting southerly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres 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.