Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times. Seas: Up to 1.5/2 metres. Thursday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the middle of the day then tending westerly in the evening. Seas: Around 3 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: Up to 2/2.5 metres, decreasing below 2 metres early evening. 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 16:05 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.