Monday: North to northeasterly 20/30 knots, shifting westerly 20/30 knots in the evening and easing to 15/20 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre in the south. Tuesday: Westerly 20/30 knots, increasing to 25/35 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo, reaching 30/40 knots south of Port Neill to Port Victoria until midday. Winds becoming west to southwesterly 20/30 knots throughout during the afternoon, easing to 20/25 knots in the evening and further to 15/20 knots late evening. Seas: 2/4 metres decreasing to 2/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo, increasing to 2/3 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria. Outlook Wednesday: Westerly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 0.5/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres south of Cowell to Wallaroo decreasing to 1.5/3 metres during the afternoon and evening.Issued Mon 11:25 CST
13:42 EST Strawberry farmers on the Sunshine Coast say a powerful storm that flooded the region on Friday will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and lost revenue.