Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening.Issued Wed 04:46 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 .