Tuesday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres south of Geraldton. Wednesday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres.Issued Tue 16:02 WST
17:25 EST Farmers say Australia urgently needs a new national plan for drought, after Agriculture Department figures reveal less than half the funds allocated for Commonwealth concessional loans schemes .