North to northwesterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots from the middle of the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore in the afternoon. Swell: Southwest to westerly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots, increasing to 20/30 knots ahead of a southwesterly change 20/30 before sunrise. Southwest winds gradually decreasing to 20/25 knots late afternoon, then 15/20 knots late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres early morning, then decreasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 4/5 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.