Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots tending southerly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Thursday: South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly before dawn. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening. 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 .