Wednesday: Westerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore west of Albany. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Thursday: Westerly 15/25 knots tending southwesterly 20/25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres.Issued Wed 16:01 WST
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.