Northerly 15/20 knots tending northwesterly in the middle of the day then shifting east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Geraldton during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
07:14 EDT Australia's national wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 per cent on last year, after dry conditions, frost and hot temperatures, led to lower yields in many wheat growing regions.