Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds easing to 15/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Thu 22:28 EDT
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.