Wednesday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Weather: Gusty winds in the early evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Outlook Friday: Southerly 20/30 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/25 knots before dawn then becoming southerly 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 during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, easing to 10/15 knots during the morning before turning southerly 15/20 knots early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 16:09 WST
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.