Tuesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 15:53 EST
17:04 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 .