Wednesday: SE 15/20 knots, decreasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.2/1.7 metres outside the reef, 0.7/1.2 metres inside the reef. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres. Isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the far north. Thursday: SE 10/15 knots. Seas: 1.2 metres. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres. Isolated showers. Outlook Friday: S to SE 10/15 knots. Winds increasing to 15/20 knots from the south from mid morning, reaching Torres Strait by evening. Winds south of Lockhart River reaching 20/25 knots from late afternoon. Outlook Saturday: SE 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots from late morning.Issued Wed 15:10 EST
17:17 EST A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulently claiming money from the Queensland Flood Appeal.