Thursday: Easterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Geraldton in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore north of Geraldton. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres. Friday: Easterly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the late morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots tending southerly 15/25 knots during the day. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Thu 22:00 WST
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.