Friday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Saturday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots becoming southwesterly 20/30 knots before dawn. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre before dawn. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre in the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore. Outlook Monday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Fri 22:01 EST
16:22 EST Queensland farmers have been told to prepare for "tough times" by state Agriculture Minister John McVeigh, as predictions show the state's drought conditions will intensify.