Thursday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore by evening. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres. 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 20/30 knots tending southerly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres. 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 10:34 EST
11:05 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.