Southeasterly about 10 knots becoming southerly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots tending southerly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots turning southerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/2 metres.Issued Mon 07:15 WST
12:30 EST Farmers abandoning their crops and cutting for hay is becoming an all too common story this season.