Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots south of Cape Byron in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Yamba in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Cape Byron. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 04:10 EDT
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.