Wednesday: Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the morning, then turning southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore, extending throughout in the morning and afternoon.Issued Wed 22:08 EST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.