Thursday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning westerly in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms. Friday: Westerly 20/25 knots increasing to 25/30 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres later in the evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southeasterly 20/25 knots in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres in the early afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/20 knots turning northeasterly during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.Issued Thu 16:06 CST
15:25 EST The Queensland Government is questioning whether 18,000 cattle should be allowed to use the state's stock routes.