Monday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning southerly 20/25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Tuesday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Geraldton early in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore south of Geraldton. Outlook Wednesday: Southerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.Issued Mon 10:00 WST
12:30 EST Farmers abandoning their crops and cutting for hay is becoming an all too common story this season.