Thursday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the far east. Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2/4 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Sunday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 16:40 EST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.