Friday: West to northwesterly 30/40 knots, turning west to southwesterly and increasing to 35/50 knots from late morning. Winds decreasing to 30/40 knots from the west during the afternoon and then to 25/35 knots at night. Seas: 3/5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the east. Saturday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: East Gippsland Coast. Westerly 10/15 knots tending northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning then turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Winds easing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Fri 11:42 EDT
15:38 EDT Despite three failed wet seasons, communities in western Queensland are pulling together to support each other through tough times.