Wednesday: West to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Thursday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up 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 2.5/3 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots in 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 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.