East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore east of Port Hedland in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres west of Port Hedland during the afternoon.Issued Tue 04:00 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 .