Westerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the morning then increasing to 25/30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres south of King Island. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 2.5/4 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 25/35 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres in the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/5 metres south of King Island.Issued Wed 05:00 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.