Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 2.5/3 metres. Caution: Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Up to 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 2/3 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms. Caution: Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 10/15 knots turning southeasterly during the day. Seas: Up to 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 04:10 EST
09:28 EST Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh is appealing to graziers to consider options other than using the state's stock routes during the current drought conditions.