South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly 15/25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming southerly 15/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Fri 04:10 EDT
09:24 EDT Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a broadening of disaster payments for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia while touring clean-up sites in Rockhampton.