Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Friday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 15/25 knots tending north to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the afternoon.Issued Thu 10:05 WST
15:25 EST The Queensland Government is questioning whether 18,000 cattle should be allowed to use the state's stock routes.