West to southwesterly 10/15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots turning easterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms 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.