Tuesday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2.5/3 metres. Wednesday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly 15/20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore.Issued Tue 10:00 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 .