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Wednesday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots east of Hopetoun in the evening. Winds inshore remaining east to southeasterly until early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres east of Hopetoun. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms east of Hopetoun. Thursday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots increasing to 20/25 knots east of Esperance. Winds shifting southwesterly around 15 knots west of Esperance during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres east of Esperance. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms east of Esperance in the early morning. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Winds east of Cape Le Grand northeasterly 15/20 knots until around dawn. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Wed 16:39 WST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.