Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots, becoming variable around 10 knots for a period during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 25/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore.Issued Thu 16:02 WST
13:15 EST Some farmers took too long to realise the extent of frost damage to their crops, according to one consultant.