South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Innisfail during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.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.