Tuesday: Southerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres in the far west. Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres in the west. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/25 knots becoming northerly 20/30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending westerly 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the west.Issued Tue 16:40 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 .