|Swell height||Districts with warnings||3pm forecast wind|
North to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly early in the morning then tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots east of Esperance for a period in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres west of Hopetoun during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Fri 04:00 WST
16:53 EDT Despite three failed wet seasons, communities in western Queensland are pulling together to support each other through tough times.