Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far west. Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in 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: Northwest to northeasterly 15/25 knots tending westerly 20/30 knots in the morning then tending southwesterly 25/30 knots in the late 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 Wed 16:54 EST
17:54 EST It's the possible double whammy of flood damage and the mysterious disease, yellow canopy syndrome, that are really worrying cane growers in North Queensland.