Thursday: Northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots, tending south to southeasterly 15/25 knots from the south during the remainder of tonight. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Friday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning easterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Thu 22:24 EST
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.