Monday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots turning northerly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds east of Barrow Island may reach up to 30 knots until early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres east of Barrow Island. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre offshore. Tuesday: Northerly 10/15 knots shifting northwest to southwesterly in the morning and south to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres about offshore western waters. Swell: Northerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming south to southwesterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres about offshore western waters.Issued Mon 10:13 WST
15:46 EDT The Australian research body the Climate Council has argued in its latest paper that the probability of drought will increase, and it will become more severe, because of climate change.