Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots until early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 15/20 knots this evening and to around 10 knots tonight. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning and further increasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, tending westerly 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning, then tending southerly 10/15 knots at night. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 10:23 EST
12:01 EST Wool grower, John Ive smiles as he gazes out at the gently rolling hills on his farm.