Tuesday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre.Issued Tue 16:06 EST
17:25 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 .