Tuesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Wednesday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots turning westerly in the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 30/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 25/40 knots. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 3/4 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 22:08 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.