Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then tending north to northwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Merimbula in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Green Cape during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore south of Merimbula. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon.Issued Wed 04:10 EDT
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.