South to southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds shifting easterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming southeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.Issued Thu 04:45 EST
07:32 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.