North to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots before dawn then tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Kowanyama in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre.Issued Fri 04:57 EST
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.