Thursday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore east of Albany in the evening. Winds east of Albany tending northeasterly 15/20 knots until early evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots east of Albany early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then becoming northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending westerly 15/25 knots with the passage of a cold front during the morning, then tending southwesterly 25/35 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms west of Albany, extending throughout.Issued Thu 16:03 WST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.