|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
Friday: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Mackay in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Mackay later in the evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Mackay in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Outlook Monday: Easterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore south of Mackay. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Mackay in the afternoon and evening.Issued Fri 15:50 EST
15:19 EST Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the higher prices predicted by livestock agent Kevin Currie would be paid for dressed weight and not live weight bullocks, as was suggested in the original story.