Thursday: Westerly 30/35 knots. Seas: Around 4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/5 metres south of King Island. Friday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots tending southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15/25 knots in the late afternoon and tending westerly 10/20 knots late evening. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres from late afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres south of King Island. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/25 knots tending southwesterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Thu 22:49 EDT
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.