East to northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting southerly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Albany early in the morning. Seas: 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms east of Albany from the late morning. Outlook Saturday: South to southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southwesterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Fri 04:01 WST
08:03 EDT The state opposition has accused the government of using federal drought policy to mask cost cutting measures.