Northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning at 15/20 knots before shifting west to southwesterly at 15/20 knots from the west during the late morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until later tonight. Outlook Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots easing to 10/15 knots late morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly around 10 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres.Issued Tue 05:28 EDT
07:32 EDT Queensland's most widespread drought on record has not deterred governesses, mothers and children across the outback from gathering in Longreach for a week-long distance education workshop.