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: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. 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 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.