Thursday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/25 knots from the west during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots east of Albany in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore east of Albany in the late afternoon. Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots east of Albany early in the morning. Winds easing to westerly 10/15 knots during the morning with a period of southwesterly winds 15/20 knots moving through the area during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 10:00 WST
11:18 EST An artist and former grazier has created unique drawings of dry waterways in western Queensland to document drought-affected areas throughout the Great Artesian Basin.