Northerly 15/25 knots, tending north to northwesterly 10/20 knots later in the morning, then shifting southwesterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Up to 2.5 metres, decreasing to up to 2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending northeasterly 15/20 knots before dawn then north to northwesterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms from the early afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres.Issued Mon 06:02 EDT
08:04 EDT Queensland's most widespread drought on record has not deterred governesses, mothers and children across the outback from gathering in Longreach for a week-long distance education workshop.