Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly 15/25 knots early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, then tending westerly 1.5/2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots easing to 15/20 knots and tending south to southeasterly at 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Westerly 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.