Thursday: West to southwesterly 30/40 knots. Seas: 3/4 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Friday: Westerly 35/45 knots easing to 25/35 knots during the afternoon and to 20/30 knots during the evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending south to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/20 knots inshore, grading to 20/25 knots elsewhere and increasing to 20/30 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 15/20 knots easing and tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 22:28 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.