Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Gusty isolated thunderstorms. Thursday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15/25 knots mid morning, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots tending southeasterly 15/25 knots before dawn before easing to 10/15 knots by late morning. Winds tending southerly 15/20 knots late morning, reaching 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots easing to 10/15 knots in the morning before turning south to southwesterly 15/20 knots during late morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots easing to 5/10 knots after dawn before shifting south to southwesterly 15/20 knots early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 16:10 WST
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.