Easterly 15/20 knots. Inshore winds easing to 10/15 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots turning northerly in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon.Issued Thu 04:01 WST
09:28 EST Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh is appealing to graziers to consider options other than using the state's stock routes during the current drought conditions.