Wednesday: West to southwesterly 30/35 knots with squalls to 50 knots. Seas: 4 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore. Possible hail offshore. Thursday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Wed 22:00 EST
17:48 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.