Wednesday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms. Thursday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Point Perpendicular early in the morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms north of Point Perpendicular. Outlook Friday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres before dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, tending 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms.Issued Wed 22:17 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.