North to northeasterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots shifting southerly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 15/25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 15/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning.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.