Thursday: Westerly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Friday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots becoming northerly 15/25 knots by late morning then turning westerly in the late afternoon and increasing to 20/30 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the late morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon and evening. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning then turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 4/5 metres.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.