Thursday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots south of Yamba in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing 2 metres offshore. Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, becoming northerly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 22:00 EDT
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.