Thursday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 2 metres. Friday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day then turning southwesterly 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Merimbula in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening, then increasing to 2.5/3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 2/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres south of Merimbula by early evening. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 3/4 metres, tending southeasterly 2/3 metres during the morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.Issued Thu 22:13 EST
16:48 EST Patches of good rain in southern parts of Western Australia has got the tractors rolling and some grain farmers are starting to put in this year's crop.