Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots, locally reaching 25 knots at first, decreasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the morning then easterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Easterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Monday: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Thu 16:05 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.