Tuesday: Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore. Wednesday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots from late morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/2 metres by the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Westerly 25/35 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres in the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 17:50 EDT
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.