Wednesday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore south of Crowdy Head. Seas: 0.5/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres. Thursday: Westerly 15/25 knots turning southerly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to southwesterly early in the morning then turning southerly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southerly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore north of Port Macquarie during the evening.Issued Wed 22:08 EST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.