Northwest to southwesterly 5/15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20/30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms with hail offshore in the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres.Issued Thu 05:01 EDT
07:55 EDT Farmers in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory could be able to apply for concessional loans "within weeks", under the Commonwealth's Farm Finance scheme.