Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Coral Bay in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Coral Bay. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres south of Coral Bay. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres.Issued Fri 04:00 WST
09:24 EDT Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a broadening of disaster payments for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia while touring clean-up sites in Rockhampton.