South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southwesterly 20/30 knots in the evening, reaching 35 knots south of Merimbula. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2 metres by evening, then increasing to 2/3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, tending easterly 2/2.5 metres in the evening. 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: Southwesterly 25/35 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2/2.5 metres 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.Issued Thu 04:10 EST
09:20 EST Queensland Rail says there is significant damage in the state's north after Cyclone Ita, with parts of the east coast network likely to stay closed until at least Sunday.