Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening then tending west to southwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots turning south to southeasterly 20/25 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore.Issued Sat 04:45 EST
16:22 EST Queensland farmers have been told to prepare for "tough times" by state Agriculture Minister John McVeigh, as predictions show the state's drought conditions will intensify.