Wednesday: Southerly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres. Thursday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 1.5/2 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable during the morning then south to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning north to northwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 20/30 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the afternoon then south to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon.Issued Wed 16:39 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.