Thursday: Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore east of Devonport in the early evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Friday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots turning north to northeasterly 10/20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: Up to 1.5 metres. Swell: Mainly westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 20/25 knots turning westerly 25/35 knots before dawn. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon.Issued Thu 22:00 EDT
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.