Southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the east during the morning. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far east this morning. Possible hail in the east this morning. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Coast. Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 05:10 EST
07:32 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.