Thursday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Friday: Westerly 25/30 knots tending south to southwesterly 30/40 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20/30 knots late afternoon and to 10/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15/20 knots early in the morning, then tending northwest to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning, then west to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 22:49 EDT
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.