Wednesday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres south of Geraldton. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Thursday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots shifting northwesterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres.Issued Wed 16:09 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.