Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday, then tending westerly 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots shifting southwesterly 20/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2/4 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres in the west.Issued Thu 10:30 EST
11:05 EST Queensland Rail says there is significant damage in the state's north after Cyclone Ita, with parts of the east coast network likely to stay closed until at least Sunday.