Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of Crowdy Head. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Crowdy Head. Friday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Crowdy Head. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 20/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots before dawn then tending south to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of Crowdy Head during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the morning then turning southeasterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5/2 metres, tending southerly 2/2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 22:26 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.