Friday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Green Cape in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore south of Green Cape. Saturday: West to northwesterly 10/20 knots turning southwesterly 25/30 knots in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre around dawn. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.Issued Fri 23:04 EST
16:22 EST Queensland farmers have been told to prepare for "tough times" by state Agriculture Minister John McVeigh, as predictions show the state's drought conditions will intensify.