Thursday: Westerly 15/25 knots. Winds more northwesterly south if Eddystone Point until late evening. Seas: Up to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Friday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning northerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Below 1 metre, mainly southerly. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 20/30 knots turning westerly 25/35 knots early in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.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.