|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Thursday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms contracting east of Hopetoun in the late afternoon. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots increasing to 15/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots east of Esperance during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres.Issued Thu 10:00 WST
15:06 EDT With Queensland's drought now the most widespread on record, mental health in remote areas has become a big focus for authorities.