Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots south of Port MacDonnell in the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of Beachport. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots, tending northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Thu 05:10 CST
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.