Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots south of Port MacDonnell. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots south of Beachport in the morning. Winds easing to 15/20 knots around midday then turning westerly in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots south of Beachport until late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Sunday: Westerly about 10 knots tending northwesterly during the morning and increasing to 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres south of Beachport during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 22:00 CDT
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.