Thursday: Variable about 10 knots, shifting north to northwesterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots by mid-morning then shifting southwesterly 20/25 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to up to 3 metres from midday. Swell: Westerly up to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 10:00 EST
10:39 EST The Croydon Shire Council north-west Queensland has decided to defer rate payments due to the drought.