Northwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning, tending westerly in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Northwest to southwesterly 20/30 knots tending south to southwesterly in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Wed 05:00 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.