Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres near Tasman Island. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, and to around 1 metre in the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning, and northwesterly 20/30 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, tending westerly 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.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 .