Wednesday: Northerly 10/15 knots shifting west to southwesterly around 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming easterly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly 15/25 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the far north during the afternoon or evening.Issued Wed 16:26 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.