Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10/15 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots north of Crowdy Head in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.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.