South to southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots during the afternoon and reaching 25/30 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending southwest to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo.Issued Wed 05:11 CDT
07:14 EDT Australia's national wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 per cent on last year, after dry conditions, frost and hot temperatures, led to lower yields in many wheat growing regions.