Wednesday: Southerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Thursday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Merimbula in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. 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 ahead of a late south to southwesterly change 25/35 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2.5/3 metres by the late evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2 metres, tending easterly 1.5/2.5 metres by early 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 Wed 16:05 EST
16:10 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.