South to southwesterly about 10 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending southerly in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots turning south to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Wed 04:10 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 .