Wednesday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2/4 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, 2/3 metres offshore. Thursday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching 35 knots in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 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.