West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular by early evening. Swell: Southerly 3/4 metres decreasing to 2/3 metres later. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/20 knots tending northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres.Issued Fri 04:10 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.