Tuesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore west of Port Hedland. Wednesday: East to southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres west of Port Hedland.Issued Tue 11:32 WST
16:12 EST After several months of negotiations over administration, Western Australian farmers can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan.