Tuesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southwesterly from the west during the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots west of Eyre during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres west of Eyre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning southerly during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning.Issued Tue 10:18 WST
11:07 EST The Philippines has placed eight provinces under a state of calamity due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.