East to southeasterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.Issued Thu 06:10 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.