Thursday: Northerly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 2 metres. Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the early afternoon then southwesterly 20/25 knots in the late afternoon, up to 30 knots offshore. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to up to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 10:00 EST
13:06 EST It's the possible double whammy of flood damage and the mysterious disease, yellow canopy syndrome, that are really worrying cane growers in North Queensland.