Monday: Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots near Eddystone Point in the evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Tuesday: Westerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait during the day. Winds turning northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the early afternoon then tending westerly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 15/20 knots shifting southeasterly 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres about Banks Strait during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Mon 16:06 EDT
15:46 EDT The Australian research body the Climate Council has argued in its latest paper that the probability of drought will increase, and it will become more severe, because of climate change.