North to northwesterly about 10 knots, variable up to 10 knots inshore until late morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Mainly westerly below 1 metre. Outlook 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 05:01 EST
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.