Westerly 20/30 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning, southerly in the late afternoon then decreasing to 10/20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching 35/40 knots offshore until midday. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning then decreasing below 2 metres in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day but tending variable to 15 knots in the south for a period in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning, then north to northwesterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Fri 05:01 EDT
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.