Tuesday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Wednesday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Tue 22:00 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 .