East to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Yamba early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 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 2/3 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 Fri 04:10 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.