Southwesterly 20/25 knots tending westerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the east during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east during the early morning. Winds tending southwesterly 15/20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.Issued Wed 10:24 EST
11:21 EST A regional economic organisation says the next three months will be a testing time for drought stricken farmers in the Burnett and Gympie regions.