Easterly 10/15 knots turning southerly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, turning southerly during the late morning. Winds increasing to 20/25 knots south of Rottnest Island during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Winds then tending south to southwesterly during the early afternoon, and reaching up to 25 knots south of Rottnest Island during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Fri 04:00 WST
16:47 EDT Rockhampton Queensland's largest abattoir is running again for the first time since cyclone Marcia tore through the region two weeks ago.