Thursday: Westerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Friday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the late morning and reaching 25 knots in the east during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 20/30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25/35 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 30/35 knots turning southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres in the far east.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.