South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore south of Coral Bay. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/3 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Southerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 04:00 WST
13:06 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.