Thursday: Westerly 10/15 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn. Weather: Scattered thunderstorms. Friday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly 15/20 knots early in the morning then turning southeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:13 EST
11:06 EDT The weather bureau says it is looking likely that some western Queensland centres will look back on 2013 as being the driest on record.