Monday: Southerly 15/20 knots, tending southeasterly around 10 knots inshore in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore. Tuesday: South to southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots turning southerly during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the evening.Issued Mon 10:00 WST
12:30 EST Farmers abandoning their crops and cutting for hay is becoming an all too common story this season.