Westerly 15/20 knots, tending southwesterly in the evening and reaching 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10 knots in the middle of the day, then tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre in the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15/20 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 16:05 EST
04:20 AEST Four backpackers have been winched to safety after they were trapped by floodwaters in a far north Queensland valley for several days.