Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the late morning then tending west to southwesterly 20/30 knots from the west in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning then to 2/3 metres in the west late in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the far west. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 25/30 knots turning southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon.Issued Fri 05:10 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.