South to southeasterly 10/15 knots shifting northeasterly in the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to northeasterly in the late afternoon then turning southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the northern bay later in the evening. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots becoming 15/20 knots during the morning and turning easterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.Issued Wed 04:45 EST
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.