Thursday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 15/25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10/15 knots before dawn then increasing to 15/25 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots shifting west to northwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 16:01 WST
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.