Variable 5/10 knots, tending northeast to northwest 10/15 knots south of Cowell to Wallaroo from late morning, ahead of a west to southwest change 15/20 knots extending throughout during the evening. Seas: 0.5/1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Port Neill to Port Victoria later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres in the south. Outlook Friday: Westerly 15/20 knots easing to 10/15 knots north of Cowell to Wallaroo, turning southerly 15/20 knots in the morning and easing to 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres in the south, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Variable 5/10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 05:11 CST
17:54 EST It's the possible double whammy of flood damage and the mysterious disease, yellow canopy syndrome, that are really worrying cane growers in North Queensland.