Thursday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore south of Merimbula. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots tending west to northwesterly early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Merimbula in the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore south of Green Cape. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore south of Merimbula. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Thu 22:00 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.