Southwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Westerly 15/25 knots tending southwesterly 20/30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then increasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Thu 05:01 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.