Northeast to northwesterly up to 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/15 knots by late morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore about the west in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of King Island during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly up to 2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots turning southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly up to 3 metres, increasing to up to 5 metres during the day. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots turning westerly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4/5 metres south of King Island.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.