Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Westerly 3 metres. Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots shifting west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening, then tending westerly 2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots easing and tending southerly at 10/15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly around 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.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.