Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 0.5/1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres. Thursday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots, turning southwest to northwest 5/10 knots during the morning, then becoming north to northwest 10/15 knots late afternoon, increasing to 15/20 knots in the evening and reaching 20/25 knots south of Port MacDonnell late evening. Seas: 0.5/1 metre, reaching 1/1.5 metres offshore in the early morning and evening and increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of Port MacDonnell late evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres, tending west to southwest 2.5/3 metres in the afternoon. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots turning southwesterly 20/25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres around dawn, then tending southwesterly 4/5 metres around midday. 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 Wed 16:01 CST
15:58 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.