Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots about Shark Bay in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres.Issued Wed 04:00 WST
16:10 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.