Northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning then turning easterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore southern waters. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Cape Capricorn in the afternoon and evening.Issued Thu 04:45 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.