Tuesday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Yamba. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore south of Yamba. Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Westerly 10/15 knots turning south to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Tue 22:02 EST
17:25 EST Farmers say Australia urgently needs a new national plan for drought, after Agriculture Department figures reveal less than half the funds allocated for Commonwealth concessional loans schemes .