West to southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Friday: Westerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending westerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 05:01 EST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.