Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, up to 2 metres offshore. Thursday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning westerly during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore.Issued Wed 22:01 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.