Southwesterly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far east. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms with squally winds and small hail in the east this morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots, decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning, then to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Wind tending northeast to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres in the east. Outlook Sunday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning northerly 15/25 knots during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, tending southwesterly around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Fri 05:10 EDT
08:03 EDT The state opposition has accused the government of using federal drought policy to mask cost cutting measures.