Wednesday: Southerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Yamba in the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, mainly offshore. Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots easing to 10/15 knots in the middle of the day, then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore during the morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing. Outlook Saturday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 2/3 metres. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.Issued Wed 16:05 EST
17:54 EST It's the possible double whammy of flood damage and the mysterious disease, yellow canopy syndrome, that are really worrying cane growers in North Queensland.