Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 3 metres. Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Thursday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then west to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. West to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Westerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bays Westerly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre.Issued Wed 22:00 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.