North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15/25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots south of Geraldton in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres before dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Southerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.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.