Wednesday: Westerly 5/10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 metres. Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots offshore in the late morning and afternoon, before turning westerly 10/15 knots in the evening and reaching 15/20 knots in the far south. Seas: 0.5/1 metre, reaching 1/1.5 metres offshore and in the far south. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres late morning. Outlook Friday: Westerly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots south of Coffin Bay shifting south to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning then decreasing to below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Variable 5/10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres.Issued Wed 16:01 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.