Tuesday: Mainly east to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore, tending northwest to northeasterly early evening then variable 10/15 knots late evening, although northwesterly 10/20 knots in the north. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Wednesday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning, tending variable 10/20 knots late afternoon then west to northwesterly 20/30 knots late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to up to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 25/35 knots tending westerly 25/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Westerly 25/35 knots tending southwesterly 25/40 knots during the morning, and west to northwesterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres offshore.Issued Tue 17:50 EDT
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.