East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore from early this afternoon. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots during the day then tending northerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres.Issued Thu 04:10 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.