Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres near Cape Grim. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, reaching 4 metres south of King Island. Thursday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots easing to 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.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.