Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southerly 15/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then turning southerly 20/30 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/2 metres, tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.Issued Fri 04:10 EDT
19:11 EDT Farmers from Tasmania's south-east corner are warning the region could be pushed to the brink of drought unless there is extra rainfall over summer.