North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning at a similar strength. Winds then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening. Winds increasing to 20 knots in the far west in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres, tending westerly 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres around midday, then tending southwesterly 4/5 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning westerly 10/15 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/5 metres.Issued Thu 05:14 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.