Thursday: Southeasterly 25/30 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the far north. Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the eastern bay early in the morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots, becoming 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Thu 22:24 EST
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.