Wednesday: Easterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots west of Eyre in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms, mainly west of Eyre. Thursday: East to northeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres for a period during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending east to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Wed 16:39 WST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.